I was born in Gothenburg, second generation from a jewish area in TsarRussia. Relationship via my grandmother Sara Helperin (born Rabinovitj) with the yiddish writer Sholom Nahumovitj Rabinovitj, 1859 Ukraine – 1916 USA. Pseudonym for Sholom Aleichem, the writer of ” Tevje the milkdriver ” – the story in ” Fiddler on the roof ”.
I began playing the trumpet and piano at the age of five. When I turned sixteen my life got very intense, mixing studies at Music Conservatory with playing trumpet worldwide.
I learned at a young age to love, respect and convey tradition-bearing music. Some of the greatest conductors and performers contributed to my basic musical development. I worked in various symphony orchestras. 1972, 1973 and 1974, as the only Scandinavian trumpetplayer who qualified for the ”World Orchestra” of Jeunesses Musicales.
The orchestra, lead by the greatest maestros in the world, (above) toured in Europe, in the US, Canada and Israel.
Between 1975 and 1980 I worked as cunductur, composer and musician at Goteborgs Stadsteater – The Main Dramatic Theather of Gothenburg and other artistic institutions. From 1980 and onwards I have chosen to work strictly as a free lancer.
Baroque Conserts from 1974 in Dalsland-Sweden, Prof. Bengt Eklunds Baroque Ensamble. From left: myself, Kaj Nystrom, Torbjorn Hultmark, Martin Soderlund, The Organplayer Bo Urban Nordgren, Professor Bengt Eklund, Agne Beckung, Helen Bengtsson, Lars Eriksson, Eber Akesson Agne Jansson, Magnus Johansson, Borge Westerlund and Claes Willig.
Roland Flood, myself and Enar Jonsson – the Trumpetsection on
Lee Hazelwoods Show 1977 in Goteborg.
Division leader and trumpet player with the great Chorus ”Choralerna” – Worldwide.
Bo Starander – Mr Tal&Ton Music production.
Studies for the best trumpet professors.
Her with The Master of Trumpet Art – Palle Mikkelborg.
The hornsection of M`Bango X – Heavy AfroPop 1980. Bottomline from left: Harald Stenstrom, Olle Niklasson, Mats Eklov and Bert Lloyd. Topline from left: myself and Magnus Johansson.
Jerusalem Jazz Festival 1982 with Lars Jansson trio.
( Leroy Lowe and Sergej Mushin )
The CircusOrchestra of Olle Niklassons 1983.
After Shave & Galenskaparnas Orchestra in the show ”Cyklar” 1985.
In the front – daughter Sara (2 years old)
Mats Eklof, Olle Niklasson and myself – the Hornsection ”The Screamers”.
Filmscores to Ulf Gadds movies 1984-88. Ulf passed away Juni 2008.
Liepajas Symphony Orchestra working with my Trumpetconcert, opus 62. 1996.
Shofaplaying on Rosh Hashana/Jom Kippor.
Began collaboration with Eriq Olin … which then became the ZEBRA.
Developed my electric trumpet playing with MIDI blower MDT.
The Dynamo Horns – the most widespread horn section in the samplist’s Universe
…as we know it,,
2004 I formed the group: Salomon Helperin Yiddish Salsa Band.
Cantor Louis Garb and Cantor Laszlo Pasztor, soloists in opus 107.
At 150 Anniversary of The Synagogue at Goteborg 2005.
Klezmer trio with Max Wulfson and Jonatan Jonsson. At ”Borsen” 2005.
The City of Goteborgs Monument over the Raul Wallenberg, May 23, 2007
Summergigs 2007 with Said Belhaj at Bersa.
FolkmusicFestival at ”Stallet”, Stockholm 2007.
Klezmerproject with Mimers Youth Orchestra 2007
The 2007 Hasselblad Award Winner Nan Goldin
Africa pop alá Fela Kuti with M´Bang X
ZebraSyndicate at Nefertiti 2008
Memorial Day of The Holocaust.
With Bengt Nilsson at the Synagoga of Goteborg 2009.
WordWideWindEnsemble, concert at Domkyrkan Goteborg 2009.
Said Belhaj – diggeridoo, huntingharp. Roy Andersson – shells, barks.
Sam Helperin and myself – alphorn, duduk, zorna and shofarhorn.
Playing at the artist Claes Hakes pice of art, Central Station of Goteborg
Sam & Sal playing summer gigs at Torpadammen, Goteborg 2009, 2010
The City of Goteborg Monument over Holocaust 2009
Sacral Placid July 2010 at Domkyrkan
Autumn tunree 2010- 26 gigs on housing for older, in 2 weeks – Goteborg
A D A M gigs with Phax Ahamada- Creating School Project 2010 – 2012
Sacral Placid – Domkyrkan 2011
Inauguration of Water Environment Authority 2011
Ingemar Johansson – the sculpture was inaugurated Saturdag 17 September 2011 at The Ullevi Stadion, The Ingemar Johansson Plaza, Gotheburg. With trumpet and Tyfonorgan.
Tower Music at Domkyrkan – Summer gigs 2005 – 2012….and 2013 booked.
Cultural feast in Gothenburg 2012
ZebraSyndicate – Live at Nefertiti okt. 2012.
With Eriq Olin -guit. Negar Zarassi – voc. Alex Gabay – bass and Phax Ahamada – dance.
Negar Zarassi and The Orchestra – conserts and event gigs in Sweden 2012.