Helen O'Brien
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Helen is a 'non-performing' musician and plays piano, harpsichord and fortepiano. After that ambiguous sentence, her other great love is writing. She is current editor of 'Music and the Teacher', and loves writing about music.

Sutherland Trio – Songs of the Night

There was much to admire and little to fault in this performance by the Sutherland Trio… without doubt a fine ensemble – technically exceptional, musically mature and artistically adventurous.

Ironwood’s Old Masters, New Sounds

The recital opened with an elucidating lecture on the rationale for the performance style of this Brahm’s Piano Quartet and was well received by the attentive audience. I’ve always considered the term ‘Historically Informed Performance’ rather awkward; its opposite would…