Hélène Navasse is an international recognized active soloist and chamber musician.
She has performed worldwide, from USA to Japan and Iceland to Lebanon.
“A luminous talent” Berlingske – Denmark
“… it is rare to hear such a rich flute sonority…” Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung – Germany
Since June 2016, Hélène is permanent member of the recognized ATHELAS Sinfonietta Copenhagen.
Hélène has a precocious professional career. At the age of 18, she was appointed solo flute in Ensemble Polychromie,
french ensemble for new music. From 1999 to 2005, she was appointed associate principal flute at Aarhus Sympony Orchestra in Denmark.
Hélène is often playing as guest solo principal flautist in orchestras such as
The Royal Danish Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Odense Symphony Orchestra,
The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, and in Sweden Norrland Opera, Helsingborg and Malmö Symphony Orchestras.
She has also performed with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic.
As a soloist she has performed both classical and contemporary concertos in the US and Europa.
Hélène is highly praised as a specialist within contemporary music, and numerous works are dedicated to her.
She has performed with outstanding european contemporary ensembles such as Musik Fabrik, Schönberg Ensemble,
Asko Ensemble, Klang Forum and Athelas. Hélène is former flutist from ensemble Scenatet since its creation in 2007 to 2016.
Hélène is regularly performing as a soloist for new music.
Latest, she has performed a very well received marathon at NJORD Biennale 2016, premiering among other works by Kaija Saariaho: “Sombre” for the first time in Denmark, as well as Saariaho’s flute chamber-concerto “Terrestre”.
Hélène has also performed at the famous festival Nordic Music Days (Iceland) with Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra in 2011, in “Innocent Mind and Mayday”, flute concerto dedicated to her by danish composer Peter Bruun, prize winner from the prestigious Nordic Council Music Prize in 2008.
In June 2016, she will be premiering with Athelas Niels Rosing-Schow new flute concerto.
Hélène worked with personalities within contemporary music such as Kaija Saariaho, David Lang, Susanna Mälkki, David Pocelijn, Beat Furrer and Sylvain Cambrelain.
Considered an “innovative artist”, Hélène is experimenting with live-electronic and improvisations with her “upright bass flute”. She is also working together with jazz icons like percussionist Marilyn Mazur, bassist Mads Vinding, and from The Jungle Orchestra Irene Becker & Pierre Dørge.
Her innovativ scales and prediction for new music has lead her to an entrepreneur activity. She is co-founder of a new nordic music festival that has araised a lot of positive attention, NJORD Biennale.
As a chamber musician, Hélène has performed worldwide.
She is founding member of Havamal, and was flautist in the woodwind quintet Carion for many years.
Hélène holds master degrees (soloist, chamber music and contemporary music) from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Amsterdam Conservatorium (NL) and a bachelor degree from CRR Boulogne (France).
She is prize winner of several international competitions, latest to date is 3. prize at Osaka Chamber Music Competition Festa, Japan in 2011.