About Helen

Helen Woods is a composer, musical director and performer with particular expertise of working in educational and community contexts.

She has composed 4 full length musicals, several song cycles and all the Tiddly Proms for the National Concert Hall of Wales. For Welsh National Opera, Helen was commissioned to compose A Real Princess an opera for 4 – 5 year olds with writer/director Sarah Argent. In 2013 Helen received an Arts Council Award to develop her compositional practice and explore themes around heritage and identity.

Helen is a specialist in music for/with under fives but has experience of a wide variety of music projects and productions. She works regularly for WNO, Arts Active, Cardiff Arts in Education, Caerphilly County Borough, BBC NOW education department, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra education department and Youth Music. Helen is a published poet and a Javanese Gamelan tutor.

Helen is a Cardiff Arts Mark accredited artist and member of the Musicians Union.