Following a successful tour of Germany, trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has now crossed the Atlantic to play a two-week tour of the US, mixing recitals with orchestra performances.
At recitals in NYC and Baltimore this week, Tine will perform a variety of pieces from her two celebrated Warner Classics albums ‘Storyteller’ and ‘Tine’. The recitals are followed by three orchestra performances with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, performing Hummel’s trumpet concerto and a Bach-Vivaldi violin concerto transcribed for trumpet as well as Mozart’s Symphony #40 in G minor.
Tine has been the recipient of various awards including “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards (the first classical artist ever to be nominated), and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition. When she isn’t touring around the world with leading orchestras or giving high-profile recitals, she leads her ten-person, all-female, all-brass ensemble ‘TenThing’ or her classical-jazz-rock fusion quintet TTHQ.
In early 2012, Tine released her debut album on EMI Classics: a solo disc with RLPO, Storyteller, and a collaborative album with 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.
This season, Tine will give the world premiere performances of Bent Sørensen’s Trumpet Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony and Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestras. Upcoming debuts include performances with SWR Stuttgart, BBC NOW, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, and Gürzenich and Bremen Philharmonic orchestras; and her recital debut at Baltimore’s Shriver Hall. Tine will return to the Oslo Philharmonic and Kristiansand Symphony orchestras, as well as to the Musikkollegium Winterthur. With tenThing, she will debut at Moscow’s renowned International House of Music, and will tour such prestigious festivals as the MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Schleswig-Holstein festivals in Germany.