French oboist Hélène Mourot is a native of Nancy. She took lessons from Jérôme Guichard, and won a prize at the International Young Musicians Competition in Novgorod. She attended the Conservatoire national régional de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon, where she received her degrees and certification as a professor in 2004. Mourot played oboe for the Opéra de Tours from 2001 to 2008, while she taught at the École nationale de musique de Nevers and the Conservatoire régional de Saint-Étienne between 2002 and 2006. Mourot created a solo program, Plumasques, based on music by Bruno Maderna and Karlheinz Stockhausen and the writings of Georges Aperghis and Armelle Dumoulin. In 2008, Mourot became a member of the Reflex ensemble, and performed avant-garde works with the group Hiatus. Yet she also appears with early music ensembles, such as La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, La Simphonie du Marais, and Ensemble Jacques Moderne, among others, and she is the principal oboist of the virtuoso period instruments group Les Siècles.