Sven Helbig


Sven Helbig is part of a generation of composers who cross the border between classical and popular music. He is recognized in the world of contemporary classical music as well as in the popular music scene.
On one hand he started creative collaborations with Fauré Quartett, opera singer René Pape, Kristjan Järvi or the Deutsche Grammophon label, on the other hand he worked with pop artists likethe Pet Shop Boys, Rammstein or Snoop Dogg.
In addition to his choir and orchestra compositions for the classical concert stage, Sven Helbig tours with his electronic music. On mallets, controllers and keyboards he adds prepared sounds and samples to his compositions , using all means of electronic altering.
Last year Sven Helbig was awarded with the title “Maestro Honorario” from the National University of San Martin in Buenos Aires. Since then he has been working closely with the university on mutual art projects and has given presentations on subjects of intercultural exchange.
Sven Helbig was born in Eisenhuettenstadt and studied music in Dresden and New York. In 1996 he and Markus Rindt founded the Dresdner Sinfoniker – the first European orchestra exclusively dedicated to contemporary music.
In February 2013 Sven Helbig released his debut album “Pocket Symphonies“ at Deutsche Grammophon.


  • Opus Klassik - Nominierungen 2019

    Opus Klassik - Nominierungen 2019

    11th Juli 2019

    Wir freuen uns über die Nominierung unserer Komponisten für den Opus Klassik 2019: / We are proud to share our composers who are nominated for this year’s Opus Klassik (The German award for classical music): Sven Helbig ...

  • Sven Helbig veröffentlicht "Tres Momentos"

    Sven Helbig veröffentlicht "Tres Momentos"

    10th August 2018

    Am 10. August 2018 erscheint "Tres Momentos" von Sven Helbig zusammen mit dem Deutschen Kammerorchester Berlin beim Berliner Label Neue Meister. Nach einem Ausflug in die Welt der Chormusik gibt es wieder instrumentale Stücke zu hören. Die...

  • Reeperbahn Festival 2016 mit Bosworth-Künstlern

    Reeperbahn Festival 2016 mit Bosworth-Künstlern

    14th September 2016

    Beim diesjährigen Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg sind einige unserer Künstler vertreten bzw. unser Repertoire zu hören. Poems For Jamiro werden zusammen mit weiteren Bands beim "Hidden Talents"-Showcase des Deutschen Musikverlegerverbands...

  • Sven Helbig - Premiere des neuen Chorwerks "I eat the sun and drink the rain"

    Sven Helbig - Premiere des neuen Chorwerks "I eat the sun and drink the rain"

    3rd Mai 2016

    Am 7. Mai 2016 präsentiert Sven Helbig zusammen mit Vocalconsort Berlin und Kristjan Järvi sein neuestes Werk für Chor und Electronica "I eat the sun and drink the rain" im Radialsystem V in Berlin. Teaser anschauen