HELEN HANCOCK Soprano
Helen Hancock, originally from Dublin, is a Soprano now living in Oranmore, Co. Galway. Singing, playing piano and recorder ensemble performances occupied much of her early years and she went on to study singing in the Royal Irish Academy (RIAM) and TU Dublin (formerly DIT) while pursuing an engineering degree at UCD.
Following her graduation, Helen worked as an engineer in Galway until 2012, when she stepped away from the sector to begin teaching music again. While on a choral conducting course with Sing Ireland in 2015 she met Professor Owen Gilhooly and subsequently resumed her vocal studies with him at the Midwest Vocal Academy (MWVA). Since then Helen has completed her ARSM and DipABRSM diplomas in Singing. She has attended many courses abroad including Training in Classical Voice with Janice Chapman and Dr Ron Morris in 2017, The Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers in the UK in 2018 and 2019 and The Singer as Artist in France in September, 2019. Helen won the Todd Cup for Oratorio at the Feile Luimnigh in March 2020 and was awarded runner-up in the Lieder Cup in the same competition.
Helen also teaches Recorder, Singing, Choir and Wind Ensemble at Coole Music, Gort and is the Choral Director of the Marine Singers, Oranmore, Co. Galway.
Photography by Berns Joyce.