Tine Thing Helseth
|Born||18 August 1987|
|Occupation(s)|| Soloist |
Tine Thing Helseth (English: // TEE-nə ting HEL-sət; Norwegian: [ˈtìːnətɪŋˈhɛ̀lsət];[ check tonemes ] 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).
Helseth is the leader of an all female brass ensemble, tenThing.
In 2011, Helseth was named a "Superstar of Tomorrow" by BBC Music Magazine . The same year she signed a contract with EMI Classics.
Helseth has performed with orchestras including the Wiener Symphoniker, Beethoven Academie, Capella Cracoviensis, The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra,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.
In 2007 Helseth performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
Helseth has also performed more than five times in the United States. In 2009, she performed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; in 2011, at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren, Pennsylvania; in 2014, at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.In 2019, she toured the United States with her all-female brass group, tenThing.
In 2012, she opened the memorial concert for the 2011 Norway attacks by playing trumpet from the roof of Oslo City Hall.
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 on EMI Classics, as well as 10, the debut album of her brass ensemble, tenThing. Her album TINE, a personal selection of original and transcribed works, was released on 12 March 2013.
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