Helen started conducting in 1999. She studied with Nuria Fernández, Larissa Fedorenko and Oscar Gerschensohn in Madrid. At Royal Holloway’s Induction Week 2001, she had the chance to conduct the university’s choir and symphony orchestra in Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. During Playing Week 2002 she conducted Brahms’ Four songs for female choir, horns and harp. And in 2002 she conducted the Royal Holloway Chamber Choir. She also participated in conducting masterclasses with Andrew Carwood and Jonathan Tillbrook.
When leaving London in 2002, Helen decided to leave conducting on the side, and concentrate on her singing. Then in 2007 she realised she missed conducting too much, and chose to start her own choir. The Brussels Chamber Choir was created in October 2007, and is in residence in the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. It is a semi-professional ensemble, formed by students of the conservatoire, professional singers and good amateurs. In 2011 Helen obtained a Masters in choral conducting from the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, where she studied with Erik Van Nevel.