Helios Arts- Two Rivers Touring



Projects for Touring

Helios Arts was founded by Peter Davison, who is currently the Artistic Consultant to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall where, since the hall opened in 1996, he has helped to create a high quality classical music programme, developing specifically the venue’s highly rated International Concert Series. He was responsible for Pulse; a festival of rhythm and percussion for the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002, incorporating jazz, classical and world music, while in 2006, he worked with pianist, Barry Douglas and BBC Radio 3 to stage all Mozart’s piano concertos in five days. In 2012, he collaborated with pianist Noriko Ogawa and the BBC Philharmonic to create Reflections on Debussy, an eight-concert series exploring oriental influences upon the innovative French composer.

In 2008, Peter Davison co-founded the Two Rivers Festival near his Wirral home, and he has been the artistic director since its inception. He has curated a series of unique projects and collaborations, commissions and premiers which have received critical acclaim, establishing creative relationships with artists such as Kenneth Woods & Ensemble Epomeo, the pianists Noriko Ogawa, John Lill and Clare Hammond, the flautist Emily Beynon and guitarist Craig Ogden, as well composers such as Andrew Keeling, Robin Walker and Alan Mills among others.


Peter Davison, artistic director, Two Rivers Festival

Peter Davison, artistic director, Two Rivers Festival

Many of these projects have already had repeat performances and have the potential to tour more widely, bringing new and lesser known repertoire to the music-loving public. They are striking for their originality, often exploring literary and other themed connections in imaginative ways, using spoken word, poetry and narration to make new music accessible to a broad audience.

Please browse through the projects on this website and contact us if you would like any further information.

Sample Touring Programmes

From Mendelssohn to Einstein
Unquiet Earth
Ensemble Epomeo and Clare Hammond- Recovering Eros
Magicians of the Orchestra
The Hypnotic Power of Music