Tine Thing Helseth

Tine Thing Helseth, 26, started to play the trumpet at the age of 7, and is one of today’s leading trumpet soloists.

Recent engagements include her BBC Proms concerto debut at the Royal Albert Hall in the London premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’Étoilesfor two trumpets and orchestra with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; her acclaimed debut at London’s Wigmore Hall; the world premiere of Bent Sørensen’s Trumpet Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic, and further performances with the Gothenburg Symphony and Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestras; her recital debut at the Lucerne Festival; and performances with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra at the Windsor Festival and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Perth Festival.

Tine’s vibrant schedule continues into the 15/16 season, with performances with the Belgrade and Helsinki Philharmonic orchestras, NDR Radio Philharmonic Hanover, Dresdner Kapellsolisten and the Residentie Orkest. She will be Artist in Residence at the Bodensee Festival, and will curate Manchester Camerata’s UpClose series.

In addition to her concert appearances, Tine also curates her own festival, Tine@Munch, which was launched in June 2013 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of fellow Norwegian, Edvard Munch. A three day event in Oslo’s Edvard Munch Museum, the festival featured performances from such instrumentalists as Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti and Truls Mork. In the 14/15 season, Tine also curated 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.

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