Guitarist & Educator

BIOGRAPHY


Guitarist, Recording Artist and Master Teacher with more than 28 years of professional experience. Executive Music Producer and Featured Artist of Award Winning Music Documentary


Career Highlights:

Madonna • 2015

Carnegie Hall 2014 • O Sole Trio & Beverly Taki!

Meredith Viera • Say Benefit Gala • honoring John Sculley + honorary guest Mr. Bill Withers • 2014 

Carmen Browne • Cloud Ballet EP • UK Charts-No.1 • 2013

America's Got Talent • NBC Season 7 • Quarterfinals • 2012

Katie Couric • Recording for  "KATIE" • 2012

Katie Couric • DREAM BENEFIT • 2012

Lincoln Center • SPIROS SOUKIS • 2012

David Seidler • Our Time Benefit Gala for “The Kings Speech” • 2011 (feat. David Seidler & Carly Simon)

Lucy Woodward Music Video •"Ragdoll " • (Verve Records) 2011

Carly Simon • Our Time Benefit Gala 2010  • (featuring Edie Falco, Paul Rudd)

Duncan Sheik (feat. Holly Brook) •“All I Want is Love” • Listen Sh-k-boom Records • 2009

Music Video • "Love You From Afar (featuring Brit Marling) • 2009

Peter Bernstein & The Eddy Bishai Trio • 2009

CBS Television •The Guiding Light Katrina Relief Concert with Brad Cole and the Saturday Night Live Band • 2006

Hero Award • Music Video • "Bleib’ Mir Treu" • Conceived & Directed by Hendrik Helmer  • Magdeburg , Germany • 2005

Wyclef Jean & the CARL RESTIVO BAND •Platinum Records  • 2003

Music Documentary Award • “Go With The Flow” featuring Hendrik Helmer • Frankfurt • 2000

Juilliard School of Music  • Consultant and Teacher • 2000 

 

Online CD Releases - ITUNES/AMAZON

Hugging Perfect Strangers •1999

Life in the Loop • 2001

Love you From Afar (single) • 2009

Tales of Lost Love •2012

Take Me As I Am • Kiki Voss EP • 2013 

 

Online Music Videos

"Love You From Afar" • 2009

Tales of Lost Love" • 2012

"If There is a Heaven" • 2012

"The Same" • 2012

"Better Days" • 2012

"Don’t Wanna Make You Mine" feat. Kiki Voss • 2013

"Take Me As I Am" feat. Kiki Voss • 2013

"God in Drag" feat. Glenn Kidd • 2013

 

Featured Guitarist on CD Releases with Various Artists

"My Kind of World" Amber • 2004

"Listen" feat. Carly Simon, Daryl Hall & John Forte • 2009

"Holedelic"  • Everett Bradley • 2010

"You're the Same As Me" • Gigi Fouquet • 2010

"Red Light" • Kiku Collins • 2011

"Bethesda" •Sasha de Bona • 2013

 Carmen Browne • Cloud Ballet EP • 2013

 

Recorded & Performed With: 

Carly Simon, Duncan Sheik, Maxwell, John Forte, Lucy Woodward , Robert Glasper, Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Charnett Moffett, Jerry Jemmott, Tim Lefevbre, Shawn Pelton, Keith Carlock, Elaine Caswell, Tabatha Fair, Curtis King, Everett Bradley, Lucy Woodward, Lorenza Ponce, Tommy Mandel, Marc Shulman, Oz Noy, Zak Soulam, Conrad Korsch & Winston Roye.

Hosts/Actors:

Katie Couric, Meredith Viera , Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Sopranos), Victor Garber, Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie), Paul Rudd, John Olivier, Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Kevin Kline, John Olivier, Rachel Dratch, Ann- Hampton Callaway, Kelli O'Hara, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Oscar Isaac & Brit Marling.

Music Clinics & Instruction:

Music Clinic at the Conservatory Enschede • Holland • 2003

Berkley College of Music • Workshop with Nippy Noya • Germany •1996 

DVD: 

Hendrik Helmer Live at Hafenfest Germany • 2003 

FENDER Instructional Video featuring guitarist Keith Wyatt • 2001 

Education:

BFA Degree • Hogeschool Enschede Conservatorium • Holland 1998

Mannes Jazz Program New School for Social Research NYC 1997

Languages: 

English • Dutch • German • French