Tine Thing Helseth started to play the trumpet at the age of 7 and is now one of the world’s leading trumpet soloists. Recent highlights include her BBC Proms concerto debut at the Royal Albert Hall in Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’Étoiles for two trumpets and orchestra with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; as well as her debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. She performed the world premiere of Bent Sørensen’s Trumpet Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic, and later with the Gothenburg Symphony and Copenhagen Philharmonic. This season, Helseth made her recital debut at the Lucerne Festival and opened the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra’s season with Vasily Petrenko; further highlights included performances with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra at the Windsor Festival and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Perth Festival.
In June 2013, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of fellow Norwegian Edvard Munch, Helseth launched Tine@Munch: a three day festival in Oslo’s Edvard Munch Museum, featuring performances from such instrumentalists as Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti and Truls Mork. The festival has now become an annual event. As well, Helseth curated her first music series for the Leeds International Concert Season, featuring programs inspired by Norwegian themes.
Helseth’s outstanding performing abilities have garnered numerous awards, including the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards’s “Newcomer of the Year,” the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards’s “Newcomer of the Year” (the first classical artist ever to be nominated), and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition. In early 2012, Helseth released two debut discs on EMI Classics in 2012; and another CD, titled Tine, in 2013.
Helseth makes her Festival debut in the U.S. premiere of James MacMillan’s Epiclesis at Mission San Juan Bautista, Sunday, August 16th.