Hélène Jeanney born in Paris to an American mother and French Father graduated from the Paris Conservatory at age 17 with First Prize in Piano and First Prize in Chamber Music. She also attended the “Internationalen Sommerakademie”in Salzburg and received an Artist Diploma degree from the Juilliard School.
After completing the Perfection Cycle at the Paris Conservatory, she won a Fulbright Scholarship to continue her studies at Indiana University School of Music with Hungarian Pianist György Sebök, and later with Pianist Menahem Pressler (from the Beaux Arts Trio). She became his Professor Assistant at Indiana University in 1991. In Bloomington, she was the accompanist for the voice studios of Mrs. Virginia Zeani, Mrs. Teresa Kubiak, and Mr. Nicolas Rossi-Lemeni. As a result, she started concertizing with singers in the Lied repertoire from Schubert to Ravel.
Hélène is a laureate of awards and top prizes in competitions, which includes the Concours International d’Epinal, the Robert Casadesus International Competition in Cleveland, the Chopin National Piano Competition, East West Artists Awards, and the Concert Artist Guild in New York.
She has been a soloist with the Paris Conservatory Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble, and has appeared in recitals in Australia, Japan, Vietnam, and China.
After 20 years in New York, she recently relocated to Berlin where she is teaching piano at the “Ecole Internationale de Musique Franco Allemande” and is freelancing with various chamber music formation and singers.