Tine Thing Helseth
Tine Thing Helseth, born in 1987, started to play trumpet at the age of 7 and is one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. Highlights of last season included her U.S. recital debut in Washington. D.C, a return to the Ulster Orchestra, performances with the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra and a UK tour with the Trondheim Soloists.Already this season Tine has made recital debuts in Berlin, Brussels, Luxembourg and New York, at the Carnegie Hall. This season also sees her perform with the Orchestre de Lille, the Danish and Swedish Radio orchestras, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Gavle Symphony, Swedish Chamber and NDR Hannover orchestras as well as a tour of Switzerland and Germany with the Trondheim Soloists.Helseth’s debut album (Classical Trumpet Concertos with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra) was released in November 2007 on the Norwegian Simax label and named ‘Classical Recording of the Year’ by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Also on Simax, her second album ‘My Heart is Ever Present’, a collection of Tine’s favourite Christmas songs and hymns released in November 2009, went to gold in the Norwegian classical chart after just three weeks.Appearances for Tine at European festivals have included the Schleswig-Holstein, Bergen International and Kissinger Summer Festival where, in 2007, she was awarded the Luitpold Prize as the most outstanding and interesting young artist of the year. Amongst the long list of awards garnered by Tine, she has received the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards (the first classical artist ever to be nominated), second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition and the prestigious Prince Eugen’s Culture Prize in Stockholm.