Tine Thing Helseth

Tine@Munch June 7th-9th, 2013 Oslo

A festival is to me an intense and intimate meeting with music and feelings. To be able to present a festival in the heart of Edvard Munch’s art is a privilege, and special in so many ways. I grew up just a few steps away from The Munch Museum, and I visited it ever so often when growing up. When I’m abroad I’m both proud and touched when seeing how Munch’s unique artistic language communicate with people in all ages and on all continents. To me communication is a key word for music and art.

I’m looking forward to perform together with the amazing musicans joining me in this first tine@munch festival, and I’m immensely looking forward to perform together, and to communicate with you in the audience.

Welcome to my festival!

Tine Thing Helseth, 25, started to play the trumpet at the age of 7, and is one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation.

Performing highlights of last season included orchestral debuts with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Hamburg, Kollegium Winterthur Orchestra, the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Solo recital debuts included Vancouver, Minneapolis and Tokyo.

With her ensembles, Tine made a 15-date concert tour of Norway and undertook a 10-day tour to China, playing at the Beijing Music Festival with tenThing. Her jazz/tango fusion quintet (TTHQ) also performed their first ever concerts outside Norway at the Chester and Walled City (Derry, N. Ireland) Festivals.

This season, Tine has performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Ulster orchestras for the third time, as well as enjoying further re-invitations from the BBC Scottish Symphony, Stavanger Symphony and Kristiansand Symphony orchestras. She has made her orchestral debuts with the Zurich Chamber, Dresden Philharmonic, Prague Radio and Sioux City Symphony orchestras, and Sinfonia Viva. Future debut dates this season include performances with the Orchestre national de Lyon, as well as the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Tine has also toured Europe with the renowned British pianist Kathryn Stott, culminating in her debut at London’s Wigmore Hall in April 2013.

Tine has premiered a new concerto by Britta Byström with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra; and in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of fellow Norwegian, Edvard Munch, Tine will curate Tine@Munch – a three-day festival in Oslo’s Edvard Munch Museum, in June 2013.

In recognition of her outstanding performing abilities, Tine has been the recipient of various awards including the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards (the first classical artist ever to be nominated), second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, the Luitpold Prize as the most outstanding and interesting young artist of the year at the Kissinger Summer Festival, and the prestigious Prince Eugen’s Culture Prize in Stockholm.

In early 2012, Tine released her debut discs on EMI Classics: a solo disc with RLPO, Storyteller, and the debut album of her all female brass ensemble 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.