22 year old Tine Thing Helseth performs as soloist in front of the best orchestras of Europe on a full time basis. Her highly successful debut recording last year with the classic trumpet concertos is followed now by a beautiful album where Tine performs the most wonderful Christmas music she knows in classic arrangements. And she even adds on a composition of her own!
The wonderful Christmas tunes
The idea for this release relates back to Tine’s very first public performance as a trumpet soloist. Only 10 years old she stepped in for her mother at a local church concert, performing O Holy Night. And her fascination for this repertoire has grown over the years. In Tine’s own words: “The Christmas songs and chorals have such simple melodic lines, making it possible to express wide emotional spectrum. The arching of simple beautiful melodies is one of my greatest pleasures as a soloist, because it demands such attention to detail.”
Tine’s dream project is a sublime classical Christmas album
«My Heart is Ever Present», is nothing less than Tine’s dream project. Again she teams up with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, lead by Elise Båtnes. Isa Katharina Gericke joins in for thrilling versions of Handle’s two showpieces for soprano, trumpet and orchestra, plus the archaic I know a Castle in Heavens High. And among the all time classics of Bach/Gounod, Holst, Reger and others, Tine also presents a beautiful piece she has written herself: Angels dance.
Where other trumpeters seem to be rated as more or less successful athletes, Tine Thing Helseth (1987) really puts the music first. Her stunning timbre and articulation – the sheer musicality of Tine – reaches the listener immediately. Since her breakthrough in 2006 with the Eurovision Young Musician Finale, her development has just continued. In 2009 she was made a Borletti-Buitoni Fellow, and her diary is filled with concert dates all over the world through 2010.