Tine Thing Helseth


ClassicFM live March 2011

Tine Thing Helseth is one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation.

Life and Music

  • Tine was born in Oslo in 1987, and began playing trumpet at the age of 7
  • She has given recitals in Berlin, Brussels, Luxembourg and New York, at the Carnegie Hall. She has also performed with the Orchestre de Lille, the Prague, Danish and Swedish Radio orchestras, the Gavle Symphony, Swedish Chamber and NDR Hannover orchestras as well as a tour of Switzerland and Germany with the Trondheim Soloists.
  • 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. Also on Simax, 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.
  • Appearances for Tine at European festivals have included the Schleswig-Holstein, Bergen International and Kissinger Summer Festival where, in 2007, she was awarded the Luitpold Prize as the most outstanding and interesting young artist of the year.
  • Amongst the long list of awards garnered by Tine, she has received 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 and the prestigious Prince Eugen’s Culture Prize in Stockholm.

Did you know?
Tine is the leader of an all-female brass ensemble called tenThing. They released their first album in 2012.

Fanfare-Nobel Peace Prize Concert, 2007