Sven is a long time collaborator of Industrial-Metal band Rammstein and british Pop icons Pet Shop Boys. He orchestrated their ballet "The Most Incredible Thing", premiered at Sadler's Wells/London, as well as "A Man from the Future", premiered at Royal Albert Hall/London. He hosts his weekly radio show Schöne Töne on Berlin's Radio 1, celebrating music history and contemporary artists.
"...classical music language with a laid-back, postmodern sensibility." The Times
"Helbig is a master at evoking a rich convoy of textures, moods and emotions with a minimum of notes." The Gramophone