Helen Harrison

Assistant Conductor and Chorus master

British conductor Helen Harrison is the Music Director for the Young Sinfonia, the Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Youth Orchestra. Guest conducting appearances include concerts with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and Southbank Sinfonia. Helen works regularly with Northern Opera Group and is the Music Director for Preston Opera. She has conducted productions including La bohème, Carmen, Eugene Onegin, Macbeth, Norma, Amahl and the Night Visitors, West Side Story, The Merry Widow and Don Giovanni.

Helen relishes training the next generation of musicians conducting the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, Trinity Laban Summer School Orchestra and regularly conducting at Leeds Conservatoire.

Helen read Music at Cambridge University and studied Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music. She was a 2022/2023 participant on the flagship programme for Women Conductors run by the Royal Philharmonic and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. She has taken part in international Masterclasses run by the Royal Opera House, the Royal Philharmonic Society, the National Opera Studio, and the Royal Northern College of Music. Helen is a board member for Orchestras Live who work across England connecting communities with world class orchestras.