Helena Camps was born in Barcelona in 1990. At the age of six, she began studying classical guitar and at the age of 15 she began studying jazz and modern music specializing in singing at the Taller de Musics de Barcelona, complementing her studies with jazz guitar lessons. She combined these musical studies with Geological Engineering studies, graduating in 2014.
In 2019 she obtained her bachelor’s degree at the Conservatori del Liceu de Barcelona in the specialty of Jazz and Modern Singing with the teachers Carme Canela, Celeste Alías and Mayte Alguacil. She studied abroad (Erasmus) with the renowned singer and pianist Dena Derose at the prestigious university KUG (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz) in Graz, Austria. Later, in 2021, she continued studying with Carme Canela and obtained the Barcelona Jazz Master at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC).
She has participated in workshops and classes with musicians of international stature such as Cyrille Aimeé, Judy Niemack, Deborah Cartero, Jerry Bergonzi, Ingrid Jensen, Eduard Partika, Renato Chico, Michael Kannan, Peter Bernstein, Putter Smith, Chris Cheek, among others.
Since 2019 she playes her project Helena Camps sings Anita O’Day, which allows her to have a space in the Catalan market participating in different jazz festivals and stages of the territory and her city as the TastJazz of Arbeca, the Jazz en la Boca, Nits de jazz amb sopar a l’Orfeó Catalonia, the l’Onair jazz series in Sant just Desvern, the Jazz al Gimnazz in Barcelona, the A tot jazz! of the civic center Urgell, the Trobada Jazz of Fonz or the Nova Jazz Cava of Terrassa. The band that accompanies her is a great quintet: the trumpeter Pol Omedes, the guitarist Rai Paz, the drummer Joan Casares, and the double bass player Pau Sala.
Apart from this quintet project, she is also part of the trio formed by voice, trumpet and guitar Helena Camps Trio, the voice and guitar duo Vogui Dúo and the guitar and trumpet duo Pol Omedes & Helena Camps.
In addition, she has performed with other formats in prestigious venues and festivals such as La Pedrera or the 48th International Jazz Festival of Barcelona (2016) in the cycle Noves Veus del Jazz. She also performed in important venues and festivals in Graz, Austria, during his stay there to study an Erasmus, such as the Helmut-List- Halle hall or the Royal Garden.
After the success of her first project, she delves into the world of composition and self-exploration to make a new, more personal and risky project and makes her solo debut with Viu (Segell Microscopi, 2023), her first album.
Helena combines her concerts with singing teaching and choir conductor, at the El Faristol school (Municipal School of Music of Roda de Ter and l’Esquirol) from September 2019, at the Escola Pia Balmes in Barcelona from 2020, and at the Taller de Músics from December 2022.