Tine Thing Helseth
Tine Thing Helseth, started to play the trumpet at the age of 7, and is one of today’s leading trumpet soloists.
Highlights of the 12/13 season included her BBC Proms concerto debut at the Royal Albert Hall in the London premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’Étoiles for two trumpets and orchestra with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as well as her acclaimed debut at London’s Wigmore Hall.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of fellow Norwegian, Edvard Munch, Tine launched Tine@Munch in June 2013: a three day festival in Oslo’s Edvard Munch Museum, featuring performances from such instrumentalists as Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti and Truls Mork. As a result of her success, the festival has now become a regular annual event.
In 13/14 Tine performed the world premiere of Bent Sørensen’s Trumpet Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic and gave further performances with the Gothenburg Symphony and Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestras.
Tine opens this season with her recital debut at the Lucerne Festival. She also opens the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra’s season with Vasily Petrenko, and further highlights include performances with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra at the Windsor Festival and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Perth Festival. Tine also curates her first music series for the Leeds International Concert Season, featuring performances by guest artists and programmes inspired by Norwegian themes.
In recognition of her outstanding performing abilities, Tine has been the recipient of various awards including “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards (the first classical artist ever to be nominated), and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition.
In early 2012, Tine released her debut discs on EMI Classics: a solo disc with RLPO, Storyteller, and a collaborative album with tenThing, 10. Tine released a further CD in March 2013 – aptly titled Tine, the disc presents a personal selection of original and transcribed works, accompanied by Kathryn Stott.