Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet
Gunnar Flagstad, piano
“Stylish in every way… blessed with a combination of great wind-playing attributes” – Gramophone
“Dazzling virtuoso playing” – The Standard
“Sensational” – The Arts Desk
It’s hard not to be bowled over by the infectious enthusiasm of Tine Thing Helseth. On a mission to expand the performance repertoire for solo trumpet, she set about commissioning new works from dozens of composers and in the process became recognised as one of the world’s leading trumpet soloists, with a slew of awards to her name and widespread critical acclaim for her clean, open sound, flawless technique and soulful phrasing.
Performing trumpet concertos by familiar names like Mozart, Albinoni and Haydn as well as newly-composed works, Helseth is unabashed in her mission to open up the repertoire to new styles, new ways of making music, and especially new audiences: onstage, she loves nothing better than sharing details about a favourite work.
In addition to solo performances with many of Europe’s leading orchestras and chamber groups, Helseth has formed several ensembles including her quintet, TTHQ, and tenThing, her all-female brass ensemble. For this tour, she is accompanied by regular collaborator Gunnar Flagstad on piano.
Geirr Tveitt Vélkomne med æra (Welcome with honour) from Suite No.1, “Hundrad folketonar frå Hardanger” (A Hundred Hardanger Tunes), Op. 151
Edvard Hagerup Bull Perpetuum Mobile (Homage to Johann Strauss)
Dmitri Shostakovich Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin, Op. 46
Astor Piazzolla Café 1930 (from Histoire du Tango, 1986)
Paul Hindemith Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (1939)
Deirdre Gribbin Music Network Commission
Béla Bartók Romanian Folkdances
Edvard Grieg Haugtussa (The Mountain Maid) Op. 67 (arr. for trumpet and piano)
Kurt Weill Three Songs: Nanna’s Lied (Nanna’s Song) (1939), Youkali (1934), Je ne t’aime pas (I don’t love you) (1934)
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