Helen Brunner, a violin graduate of the Royal College of Music, was the pioneer Suzuki teacher in Europe, and became founder-Director of the London Suzuki Group in 1972.
She graduated from Dr Suzuki’s Matsumoto Institute in 1983, and has since trained teachers all over Europe and the world.
In 2010 Helen became UK director for the European Suzuki Association Board, and in 2016 became an Honorary Member of the ESA.
In 2012 she was honoured by the Polish Government to receive the Polish Gold Medal for Culture, and in 2016 she was named Teacher of the Year for the European String Teachers Association UK branch.
She was also presented with the prestigious ESTA Life -Time Achievement Award in 2016.