Sven regularly orchestrates for Pet Shop Boys ("The Most Incredible Thing" - a ballet premiered at Sadler's Wells/London, "A Man from the Future" - premiered during the Proms at Royal Albert Hall/London) and German Industrial-Heavy Metal band Rammstein. On Berlin’s station Radio Eins, he hosts his weekly show "Schöne Töne". Sven grew up in Eisenhüttenstadt, a planned city in Eastern Germany. In the small town he discovered music as a kid from local brass bands, his parents’ vinyls and the few stations that he could pick up on his selfbuild radio. Electronic bricolage was his first passion and remained an important element in his later music.
His acclaimed debut album Pocket Symphonies has been released on the Deutsche Grammophon label.
"...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