Andreas Helm was born in Austria and studied recorder and baroque oboe with Carin van Heerden at the Bruckner Konservatorium in Linz, where he completed his degree in 1999. Subsequently he studied baroque oboe with Alfredo Bernardini at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam graduating in 2002.
From 2001 to 2003 he was principal oboe and solo recorder player with the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
He is a member of the recorder trio tricorders and Schikaneders Jugend, a trio performing alpine folk music from around 1800s. In addition he plays both oboe and recorder with a large number of European orchestras including L’Orfeo Barockorchester, Les Talens Lyriques, Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Köln, Concentus Musicus Wien and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. He has toured extensively all over Europe, USA, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa and the Far East.
Andreas Helm is professor of baroque oboe at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and at the Kunstuniversität Graz and teaches regularly at the Aestas Musica Summer School of Baroque Music in Varaždin, Croatia.