Tine Thing Helseth
Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has rapidly established herself as one of the foremost trumpet soloists of our time, and has worked with some of the world's leading orchestras and chamber orchestras. She undertakes regular tours with her 10-piece, all-female brass ensemble, tenThing, an idea that started in 2007 as a fun and exciting project to pursue with her closest musical friends. This season will see tenThing back on tour in Germany, the UK and North America.
Helseth has been the recipient of various 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 she returned to serve as juror for the 2016 competition. In 2007 she had the rare honour of being the first ever classical artist to win Newcomer of the Year at the Norwegian Grammy® Awards. In 2012 she recorded Storyteller with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, released on the EMI Classics label. A further, self-titled CD was released in March 2013 presenting a personal selection of original and transcribed works, accompanied by pianist Kathryn Stott.
Helseth resides in Oslo and maintains an active role in her community as a regular TV and radio presenter, and also teaches trumpet at the Norwegian Academy of Music.