Helena Tuuling


Helena Tuuling started her music education in Põlva Music School and continued in Tartu Heino Eller Music School, Tallinn Music High School and in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Her teachers have been Margus Vahemets, Vahur Vurm, Toomas Vavilov and Hannes Altrov. Helena has studied in Conservatorio Superior de Victoria Eugenia de Granada (Spain, prof Francisco Gil Valencia), in Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Sweden, prof Kjell-Inge Stevensson) as an exchange student. She took benefit from several masterclasses with Yehuda Gilad, Francois Benda, Michael Collins, Michel Lethiec, José Luis Estellés, Henri Bok, Marek Schiller, Andreas Sundén, Fabio Di Casola, David Krakauer and Jacques Di Donato.

Helena has graduated of a master degree from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and currently is finishing her studies at Royal College of Music in Stockholm (prof Hermann Stefansson and Martin Fröst).

Winning several prizes in competitions of national professional windplayers (II prize in 2008 and III prize in 2012), she joined pianist Liivi Arder in competition-festival Con Brio final in 2008 and 2010 and received awards by Association of Estonian Professional Musicians and Estonian Public Broadcasting.

Helena frequently performs with ERSO (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra), is a member of Ensemble U: and has participated in numerous contemporary music and improvisation concerts. She is an active member of Woodwind Quintet Estica.