12th of May 2006, outside Vienna
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.
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,
- Andreas Brantelid (Sweden, cello)
runner-up - Tine Thing Helseth (Norway, trumpet)
runner-up - Dmitry Mayboroda (Russia, piano)
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:
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.