Ms. Helen Lundy

Violin, Viola Teacher

Helen Lundy

Contact

Wimberley, TX

Helen Lundy is a violinist, educator, and composer currently based in Denton, Texas, where she is in her final semester of a Bachelors of Music at the University of North Texas. Originally from the small town of Wimberley, Texas, Helen told her parents that she wanted to play the violin when she was only 3 years old. Fortunately, her parents took her request seriously and she started lessons that same year with Deanna Badgett, who nurtured what became a lifelong love of music..

As an active performer, Helen enjoys performing on a regular basis in a variety of contexts. Most notably, Helen is a recipient of the competitive undergraduate string quartet scholarship at UNT, which is a full scholarship position given to only four students in each incoming class (two violinists, one violist, and one cellist). Her quartet, known as the Avenue C String Quartet, has engaged in four years of intensive string quartet study through their many hours of rehearsals, coachings with esteemed UNT faculty, and in masterclasses with world renowned experts such as William Fedkenheuer and John Largess of the Miro String Quartet and Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet. Avenue C performs regularly at UNT and in schools in the local community and was a finalist in the 2023 George Papich chamber competition. Helen was also a co-concertmaster in the 2021-2022 UNT Concert Orchestra and now performs with the UNT Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she has appeared on a variety of recording projects, including Graham Reynolds’s Exit Wounds soundtrack for Ballet Austin and indie albums such as Jake Dixon’s When I Fall Apart.

Helen is also pursuing a career as a pedagogue with the goal of being a pre-college private lesson teacher and giving back to her community. In addition to her studies at university, she began Suzuki teacher training in 2021 and has since become certified in Suzuki Violin Books 1-4. Her pre-college teachers Deanna Badgett and Nicolette Solomon significantly shaped her as both a musician and person, so she hopes to follow in their footsteps impacting the lives of future generations.

Furthermore, Helen is a composer and alumna student leader of the Golden Hornet Young Composers program in Austin, Texas. She went on to be hired by writer and director Willi Patton to compose the score for his short film Ilsa, and continues to use her composition skills to arrange pieces for her recitals and write songs with her friends.

Music is a central part of Helen’s life, most recently through her pursuit of a Bachelors in Music in Violin Performance at the University of North Texas, studying under professors Julia Bushkova and Chloe Kiffer. As she approaches graduation and the entrance into the professional world, she hopes to take the expertise gained in her degree into a varied and fulfilling musical career. In her free time, Helen likes to cook elaborate meals for her family and friends, spend time in the outdoors, and play bluegrass and old-time fiddle music.