Tine Thing Helseth

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Tine Thing Helseth
Tine Thing Helseth 02.jpg
Thing Helseth in 2008.
Background information
Born (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 31)
OriginOslo, Norway
InstrumentsYamaha 9445CHS
LabelsEMI Classics

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


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 four times in the United States so far. The first time was on 13 December 2009 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.. She then performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on 18 February 2011, and the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren, Pennsylvania on 20 February 2011. Her most recent performance in the United States took place on 23–25 May 2014 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.[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.


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 3 September 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 transcribed works, was released on 12 March 2013.

Prizes, contests and awards[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
  • 2017: Never Going Back


  1. ^ a b Egil Arnt Gundersen: Tine Thing Helseth Store Norske Leksikon, retrieved 30 March 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in 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. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. 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. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. 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. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2007.
  10. ^ http://www.warnerclassics.com/tine-thing-helseth/bio

External links[edit]

Preceded by
120 Days
Recipient of the Newcomer Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Ida Maria