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Tine Thing Helseth

© Paul Mitchell

Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has championed the trumpet repertoire amongst audiences on six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-­making. An artist who challenges the boundaries of genre with an intensely creative, open­minded philosophy, Tine’s ever-­expanding repertoire ranges from the classical period to contemporary works and new commissions.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work in classical music, including Newcomer of the Year at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, the 2009 Borletti­-Buitoni Trust Fellow­ship, and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, to which Tine returned to serve as a juror for the 2016 competition.

Helseth has worked with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Tonkunstler Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Orchestra, the Warsaw, Rotterdam, Oslo, Bergen, Helsinki, Hong Kong and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras, the Danish National, Swedish Radio and Korean Radio Symphony orchestras, and the Baltimore, Bamberg, Cincinnati and Singapore Symphony orchestras. She also enjoys collaborating with several chamber orchestras, namely the Norwegian, Zurich, Lausanne, Munich, Philadelphia and Australian Chamber orchestras, and as well as the Mozarteum Salzburg, and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

In 2012, Tine Thing Helseth recorded an album Storyteller with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, released on the EMI Classics label. Tine released a further, self-­titled release in 2013, presenting a personal selection of original and transcribed works, accompanied by pianist Kathryn Stott.

Tine Thing Helseth resides in Oslo and maintains an active role in her community as a regular TV and radio presenter, and she teaches trumpet at the Norwegian Academy of Music. An all-round musician, she also regularly performs with her ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing as well as in some of the most iconic jazz bars in Norway. From 2020, she is a member of the Artistic Board at Risør Chamber Music Festival.

  • Bent Sørensen