Tine Thing Helseth
She's performed as a soloist with many of the world's leading symphonic orchestras, as well as all major orchestras in Norway.
Tine's debut album was released in 2007, and gave her the prestigious Norwegian music award Spellemannprisen, for "Best newcomer of the year". The paper Aftenposten called it "The classical album of the year". The next album, "My heart is ever present", was released in 2009, and was a collection of Christmas songs. It sold to gold after only three weeks. In the autumn of 2011 "Storyteller" was released, the first of four albums to be released through EMI/Warner Classics. With "Storyteller" Tine wanted to tell stories without words, similar to how a singer tells as much with the timbre and mood as with the actual words.
Her most recent album is the self titulated "Tine", with Kathryn Stott playing the piano. For this she was nominated to a Classic Brit Awards, and received an ECHO Award.
Highlights from the 2013/14 season includes several world premieres on trumpet concertos, hereunder "Easter Concerto" by Bent Sørensen, soloist engagement with Madison Symphony Orchestra, and recording of a new solo album.
In 2013 she launched the tine@munch music festival, at The Munch Museum in Oslo. Tine is artistic director, and was joined by world class musicians like Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti, Truls Mørk and Kathryn Stott. The line-up for 2014 includes Andreas Ottensamer, Eli Kristin Hanssveen, Andreas Brantelid and Maxim Rysanov.
Tine is also the artistic director of tenThing Brass Ensemble, an all-female brass band. In the autumn of 2011 their debut album "10" was released, and a Norwegian tour followed, as well as concerts in Europe and Asia. Tine is furthermore artistic director of Tine Thing Helseth Quintet, a jazz/tango ensemble founded in 2010. Their musical philosophy is that they only perform music they like, from Bach to Piazzolla to Kurt Weill. They perform regularly in Norway. They also perform abroad, for example at 100 Club in London, at the Chester Festival and in a mini tour in Russia in 2013.
Read more about Tine Thing Helseth in her official website.
Tine Thing Helseth participates in all tine@munch 2014 concerts.