Tine Thing Helseth
Born in 1987, Tine belongs to a new generation of Norwegian soloists and indeed a new generation of brass soloists all together, perhaps more influenced by the idiom of string players and singers than what used to be the case. Tine’s approach to music is refreshingly focused and straightforward, with an extra touch of artistic magic that reaches everyone who hears her playing. At the age of 20 Tine Thing Helseth has the best reason in the world for playing and recording these concertos: She makes wonderful music!” – Simax about her first recording
Tine Thing Helseth, born in 1987, started to play trumpet at the age of 7 and is already one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. Already in her short career Helseth has appeared as a soloist with, amongst others, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, all the major Norwegian orchestras and further afield with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
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. 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.