Hélène Papadopoulos


Hélène Papadopoulos is a pianist with a complex and highly sensitive personality. She is a searching artist who seeks deep insight into the music and into the art of piano playing. For her there is no detail that is too small to be part of the global conception of a work. Never sacrificing details, never abandoning the big line to reveal musical subtleties in a natural manner.

Hélène Papadopoulos was born in Paris, France. She started studying the piano at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. In the class of Amy Lin, she received her Concert Diploma with highest honors before moving back to Paris to join École Normale de Musique Cortot and work with Jean-Marc Luisada.

Since her early studies, she has developed particular interest in J.S. Bach's music. She was initiated in the baroque repertoire and in its art of playing as she also studied the harpsichord with Aline Zylberajch during her years in Strasbourg. Hélène Papadopoulos has a restless intellect and is always looking for new knowledge and sources of inspiration. She has published a commented edition of Leonhard Euler's (1707-1783) complete works on music theory.

Hélène Papadopoulos has attended masterclasses by Sergueï Matltcev, Jean-Jacques Dünki, Charles Rosen among others. She has been granted scholarships from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna, Italy, where she studied both the piano with Michele Campanella and chamber music with the ensemble Trio di Trieste. She has recorded Mozart's sonata K380 for piano and violin. With an eclectic repertoire she has been invited to play in various festivals in Europe (contemporary music festival Musica, Strasbourg Music Festival, Paliesiaus Dvaras, Sermoneta, Montepulciano, Siena,...) and plays both as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and North America.


J.S. Bach, BWV 891 & BWV 816

Yamaha Artist Services, Paris, France

Prelude & Fugue BWV 891

French Suite No.5 BWV 816

mvt. 1, 2 & 3

F. Schubert, sonata in B-flat major D960

Live recording, Philip T. Young recital Hall, Victoria (BC), Canada

1. Molto moderato

2. Andante sostenuto

3. Scherzo - Trio

4. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto

W.A. Mozart, sonata No.12 in E-flat major KV380 for violin and piano

Audio recording, Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, Germany; Sound engineer: Marc Seiffge

Violin: Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos

1. Allegro

2. Andante con moto

3. Rondeau - Allegro