Tine Thing Helseth

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Tine Thing Helseth
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Background information
Born (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 26)
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Classical
Occupations Soloist
Trumpeter
Instruments Trumpet
Labels EMI Classics
Website http://www.tinethinghelseth.com/

Tine Thing Helseth (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈtiːnə tɪŋ hɛlsət], English pronunciation: /ˈtnə tɪŋ ˈhɛlsət/, TEE-nə-ting-HEL-sət; born August 18, 1987) is a Norwegian trumpet soloist specializing in classical repertoire.

Career[edit]

Helseth was born in Oslo. She started to play trumpet at the age of 7 in a school band and studied at the Barratt Due Institute of Music from 2002 to 2009 and at the Norwegian Academy of Music from 2009 to 2011. Her teachers have included Heidi Johanessen (Norwegian National Opera Orchestra) and since 2002 Arnulf Naur Nilsen (Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra).[1][2]

Helseth is the leader of an all female brass ensemble, tenThing.[3]

In 2011, Helseth was named a "Superstar of Tomorrow" by BBC Music Magazine. The same year she signed a contract with EMI Classics.[1]

Concert and festival performances[edit]

Helseth has performed with orchestras including the Wiener Symphoniker, Beethoven Academie, Capella Cracoviensis, The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra,[4] Slovenian Radio Symphony Ljubljana, Oslo Camerata, Camerata Nordica, Württemberg Philharmonic, the Trondheim Soloists, Norwegian symphony orchestras, Norwegian Army bands and other brass and wind ensembles.

She has appeared at music festivals including Bergen International Festival, Kissinger Summer Festival and Usedomer Music Festival.[5]

In 2007, Helseth performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

Helseth has also performed three times in the United States so far. The first time was December 13, 2009 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.. More recently she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 18, 2011, and the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren, Pennsylvania on February 20, 2011.[6]

In 2012, she opened the memorial concert for the 2011 Norway attacks by playing trumpet from the roof of Oslo City Hall.[7]

In 2013 she appeared twice in the BBC Proms, performing with tenThing at the Cadogan Hall and also at the Royal Albert Hall.

Records[edit]

She appears on Didrik Solli-Tangen's second single Best Kept Secret, taken from Solli-Tangen's debut album Guilty Pleasures, which was released on September 3, 2010. In 2012, Tine released her debut album Storyteller as well as the debut album of her brass ensemble tenThing, called 10, on EMI Classics. Her newest CD TINE, a personal selection of original and transcriped works, was released on March 12, 2013.

Prizes, contests and awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 2007: Trumpet Concertos, Haydn, Albinoni, Neruda, Hummel - with Det Norske Kammerorkester
  • 2009: Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker (My Heart Is Ever Present)
  • 2011: Storyteller
  • 2012: 10 - with tenThing
  • 2013: Tine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Egil Arnt Gundersen: Tine Thing Helseth Store Norske Leksikon, retrieved 30 March 2013 (Norwegian)
  2. ^ a b c d "About Tine Thing Helseth". myspace.com. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "tenThing brass ensemble". www.tenthing.no. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Award Winning Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra". www.norway.cn. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)". simax.no. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  6. ^ The Times Observer (2011-02-10). "Orchestra presents world renowned trumpeter - TimesObserver.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information". The Times Observer. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  7. ^ Hege Bakken Riise: Dediserte låt til de pårørende NRK, 22 July 2012
  8. ^ a b "Tine Thing Helseth appointed Statoil Artist". trumpetguild.org. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  9. ^ "Tine Thing Helseth in Eurovision Young Musicians final". trumpetguild.org. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 

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