TWENTY-THREEYEAR OLD NORWEGIAN TRUMPETERTINE THING HELSETHMAKES HER NEW YORK RECITAL DEBUT WITH PIANIST HÅVARD GIMSEIN WEILL RECITAL HALL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Carnegie Hall will present Norwegian trumpeter Tine ThingHelseth in her New York recital debut on Friday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.in Weill Recital Hall, collaborating with pianist Håvard Gimse. Ms.Helseth’s program includes the US premiere of a new work by Norwegian composerRolf Wallin. Also featured on the recital is Bohuslav Martinu’s Sonatina forTrumpet and Piano, George Enescu’s Légende, Paul Hindemith’s Sonata forTrumpet and Piano, Manuel de Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas,and a selection of works by Edvard Grieg.About the ArtistsTine Thing Helseth started to play trumpet at the age of seven, and, atage 23, she is already one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation.In her short career, Ms. Helseth has already appeared as a soloist with,amongst others, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, theZurich Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra,Philharmonie Baden-Baden, all the major Norwegian orchestras and further afieldwith the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Her debut album, Trumpet Concertoswith the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra was released on the Simax label inNovember 2007 and was named Classical Recording of the Year by the Norwegiannewspaper Aftenposten. Her second album, My Heart is Ever Present, acollection of Ms. Helseth’s favorite Christmas songs and hymns was released inNovember 2009. In connection with the award show of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007,Tine Thing Helseth was given the honorable task to open the gala concert inOslo. Her performance at that concert can be viewed by clicking here. Ms.Helseth was the recipient of the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, andwas named Newcomer of the Year at the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards (and thefirst classical artist ever to be nominated.)Norwegian native Håvard Gimse has established himself as one ofScandinavia’s leading international pianists. After gaining his Diploma at theBerlin Hochschule der Künste in 1995, he continued his studies with Jiri Hlinkain Norway. Mr. Gimse’s New York Lincoln Center debut in 1994 with the RiversideSymphony was acclaimed by critics and excellent reviews also greeted hisappearances as a soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra on tour in GreatBritain, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra on tour to Austria, and withthe Janácek Philharmonic in Tokyo. Håvard Gimse has appeared as a soloist withleading orchestras in Scandinavia and throughout Europe, as well as in LatinAmerica, collaborating with conductors of great distinction. He has appeared atinternational festivals in many musical centers in Europe and as far afield asMexico, while continuing an active career in chamber music that has taken himto major recital venues in London, Amsterdam, Prague, and Berlin. Since 1997,he has served as an assistant program manager for the Oslo Chamber MusicFestival. Mr. Gimse was awarded the prestigious Grieg Prize in 1996, andearlier awards include first prize at the Jugend Musiziert (1987), the SteinwayPrize (1995), and the Norwegian Sibelius Society's Sibelius Prize (2004.) Hehas recorded more than thirty CDs for a number of major companies and for Naxoshas recorded the complete piano music of Sibelius, Grieg’s Piano Concerto,and, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, concertos by Geirr Tveitt.Meet the ArtistsThis concert is part of Salon Encores, a program which invites audiencemembers at Carnegie Hall presented Weill Recital Hall concerts to get togetherwith fellow patrons who love music—and love to discuss it. Ticketholders areinvited to mix and mingle, and have an after-concert drink (first one iscomplimentary of Carnegie Hall) in the Jacobs Room. For more information on SalonEncores, please visit carnegiehall.org/salonencores.Program InformationFriday, February 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.Weill Recital HallTINE THING HELSETH, TrumpetNew York Recital DebutHÅVARD GIMSE, PianoBOHUSLAV MARTINU Sonatina for Trumpet and PianoGEORGE ENESCU LégendeROLF WALLIN New Work (US Premiere)PAUL HINDEMITH Sonata for Trumpet and PianoEDVARD GRIEG Haugtussa, Op. 67 (transcribed for Trumpet and Piano)EDVARD GRIEG Cradle Song, Op. 41, No. 1EDVARD GRIEG A Mother's GriefEDVARD GRIEG The Poet's HeartMANUEL DE FALLA Siete canciones populares españolasThe Distinctive Debuts series is made possible, in part, by an endowmentfund for the presentation of young artists generously provided by The Lizabethand Frank Newman Charitable Foundation.Additional endowment support for international outreach has been provided bythe Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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