Tine Thing Helseth

Tine Thing Helseth

Friday evening, 12th of May 2006, outside Vienna Rathaus, more than 40000 people could watch and hear Tine Thing Helseth, a 18 year old girl from Norway, perform the first movement of the Haydn Tumpet Concerto.

Tine was one of the finalists in the "Eurovision Young Musicians" Competition Contest. 18 young musicians from all over Europa participated, but only seven were chosen by the jury for the Final.

For the first time, the Final of the competition was organized as the outdoor grand Opening Event of the prestigious Wiener Festwochen with a live audience. The event was also broacasted to most countries in Europe.

The winners were:
Tine has also participated in other competitions, both in Norway and abroad and done very well. In 2005, she was awarded the second prize in The First International Trumpet Competition "Theo Charlier" held in Brussels, Belgium.

Currently, Tine is a student at The Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. Her main teacher is Arnulf Naur Nilsen, co-principal with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. From time to time, she also studies with the
world renowned trumpet artist Ole Edvard Antonsen.

She started playing trumpet at the age of 7 and her first teacher was Heidi Johannessen, trumpet player with the Norwegian National Opera. Most kid starting on a trumpet in Norway also join a wind band. Tine did this and was first a member of two different school bands. At the moment she is a member of Sagene Janitsjar in Oslo.

When Tine is asked how she work and practice, she says the following:

I try to have my main focus on the music. Like everybode else I also work on my technique, but  I want the audience/listener to have an experience of the music I perform. The technique should never be in the way of the musical expression. If there is a wrong note from time to time, it should not matter, the music should always be in the center.

o.j 2006