Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Helle Gössler Christensen initiated her music education at the Danish National Academy of Music in 2008 with teacher Armeen Dichterkenian Rasmussen. In 2010 she moved to Paris where she studied privately. Ms. Christensen just finished her masters at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen under the supervision of Eva Hess Thaysen and from 2018-2020 she is in the Advanced Post Graduate Program. Over quite a long period of time she has furthermore received voice lessons under the guidance of opera singer Henriette Bonde-Hansen.


Ms. Christensen is recipient of the 2017 Bel Canto Institute Performance Award and the 2017 Bel Canto Institute Orchestral Award, - an honor which led to performances  in New York and Vermont with Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lou Kosma in October. Previous awards received include the Danish Friends of the Opera, Audience Prize, the Young Singers in Denmark Prize, and the Talent of the Year Prize.


Ms. Christensen can be seen at Copenhagen Opera Festival in the Summer of 2018 as Papagena in the family opera "Tryl" ("Magic") in a family version of Mozarts The Magic Flute.


She has sung in concerts and oratorios in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and has performed on Danish Radio as well as for the Queen of Denmark and the Danish Prime Minister. She has participated in masterclasses with Anne Sofie Von Otter, Istvan Bonyhadi, Franz Lulukasovsky, Håkan Hagegård,

Bo Skovhus, Neville Dove, Marco Banderi, and Malcolm Martineau. Moreover, she has worked with renowned teachers such as Jane Klaviter, Bodil Øland, Benita Valente, Gregory Lamar, Debra Scurto-Davis, Søren Rastogi, Ulrich Stærk , David Zobel, Martha Collins, and Laurie Feldmann.


In 2011 Ms. Christensen was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for a non-profit organization "Friends of Gambia".. She has also been involved in various beneficial concerts supporting organizations such as SOS Children’s Village, UNICEF, and the Hong Kong Cancer Society

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