Czech Dreams 2024
Tine Thing Helseth / trumpet
Tine Thing Helseth, 26, started to play the trumpet at the age of 7, and is one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. Performing highlights of the 12/13 season included orchestral debuts with the Zurich Chamber, Dresden Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Munich Symphony, Prague Radio Symphony and Sioux City orchestras. Tine made her BBC Proms concerto debut at the Royal Albert Hall in the London premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’Étoiles for two trumpets and orchestra with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. With her all-female brass ensemble, tenThing, she also made her BBC Chamber Proms debut at Cadogan Hall. In addition, she returned to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Ulster orchestras for the third time, as well as enjoying re-invitations from the Stavanger Symphony and Kristiansand Symphony orchestras; and she premiered a new concerto by Britta Byström with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra. As a recitalist, Tine toured the UK, Norway, France and Finland with the renowned British pianist Kathryn Stott, culminating in her acclaimed debut at London’s Wigmore Hall.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of fellow Norwegian, Edvard Munch, Tine launched Tine@Munch in June 2013: a three day festival in Oslo’s Edvard Munch Museum, featuring performances from such instrumentalists as Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti and Truls Mork.
This season, Tine will give the world premiere performances of Bent Sørensen’s Trumpet Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony and Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestras. Upcoming debuts include performances with SWR Stuttgart, BBC NOW, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, and Gürzenich and Bremen Philharmonic orchestras; and her recital debut at Baltimore’s Shriver Hall. Tine will return to the Oslo Philharmonic and Kristiansand Symphony orchestras, as well as to the Musikkollegium Winterthur. With tenThing, she will debut at Moscow's renowned International House of Music, and will tour such prestigious festivals as the MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Schleswig-Holstein festivals in Germany.
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.