" Beautiful rich sound, much passion, and impressive temperament" (Cleveland Plain Dealer),
Helene Jeanney, born in Paris, to an American mother and French father, started her musical studies at age 5 and later graduated from the Paris Conservatory at the age of 17 ( class of Germaine Mounier), with first Prize in Piano and Chamber Music. She then went on with a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Indiana University in Bloomington, with Gyorgy Sebok and a few years later became Professor Assistant to Menahem Pressler (of the Beaux Arts Trio). She also holds a Professional Studies Degree from the Juilliard School with Mr Jerome Lowenthal and has studied and performed at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, as well as the Banff Center of Fine Arts.
Throughout her career, she has worked with several artists and teachers, including Yevgeni Malinin, Gaby Casadesus, Nikita Magaloff, and Isaac Stern. As a recitalist, she has performed throughout Europe, Chili, Australia, and the U.S. In France she has appeared at the Chopin Festival, the Paris Summer Festival, the International Festival of Radio France and Montpellier, the International Festival of Young Soloists in Bordeaux, and in recitals sponsored by the Phillip Morris Association in Salle Gaveau, the Opera Comique, the Bosendorfer Center, and the UNESCO. She has been a soloist with the Paris Conservatory Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony.
Ms. Jeanney's partnership with cellist Hai Ye Ni ( principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra) has led to a number of recitals in London, Boston, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In New York, she has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician at the Alliance Française in the Florence Gould Theater, the Lycee Francais de New York, the United Nations Auditorium, Rockefeller University, the Bargemusic, and at the Isaac Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall as a soloist with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. She has appeared in recitals for the Chopin Societies in Paris, London, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, and Sydney.
Helene regularly performs at Weill Hall with her Chamber Music group “Elysium”, is also part of a "Piano Duo" with David Oei.
She also appears frequently with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall, and has played in Recitals with former Concertmaster of the NY Philharmonic, Glenn Dicterow, at Merkin Hall and at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.
She is a member of the New York Chamber Soloists presented by Melvin Kaplan.
Her recent collaboration with French Flutist Nicolas Duchamp led to a series of concerts in Paris, New York, and Japan.
Ms. Jeanney has received several top awards, including at the Concours International d'Epinal, the Robert Casadesus Competition in Cleveland, the Thomas Richner Competition, the Chopin National Competition in Miami, the East and West Artists Awards, and the Concert Artist Guild.
She has been invited to give master classes at the School of Music at the University of North Carolina, and at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She is currently a faculty member at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, and has a private studio in Manhattan where she enjoys teaching children and adults who share her passion for Music.
Helene can be heard on recordings with cellist Hai Ye Ni, (Naxos), with violinist Yuval Yaron (Accord) and with cellist Louise Dubin on an album dedicated to the music of Auguste Franchomme (Delos). In the Spring of 2016, a CD with NY Philharmonic violinist Na Sun was also released.