Performance Friday, February 18, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Tine Thing Helseth
Håvard Gimse

Weill Recital Hall


  • Håvard Gimse, Piano
  • Tine Thing Helseth, Trumpet
    New York Recital Debut


  • MARTINU Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano
  • ENESCU Légende
  • ROLF WALLIN Here (US Premiere)
  • HINDEMITH Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
  • GRIEG Haugtussa, Op. 67 (transcribed for Trumpet and Piano)
  • GRIEG Cradle Song
  • GRIEG A Mother's Grief
  • GRIEG The Poet's Heart
  • FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas

  • Encores:
  • PIAZZOLLA Oblivion
  • PIAZZOLLA Liebertango

  • Program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, including one intermission


  • Håvard Gimse

    Pianist Håvard Gimse has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, and major orchestras throughout Scandinavia and Latin America. International festival engagements include Valldemossa Chopin, Edinburgh, Bergen International, Schleswig-Holstein, Cervantino (Mexico), and the Kuhmo, Risør, Stavanger, and Oslo chamber music festivals.

    Mr. Gimse studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and with Jiri Hlinka in Norway. In 1987, he won first prize in the "Jugend musiziert" competition. He is the recipient of the Grieg Prize (1996), the Steinway Prize (1995), and the Norwegian Sibelius Society's Sibelius Prize (2004).

    Mr. Gimse's repertoire includes more than 30 concertos performed with orchestra, numerous solo works, and chamber-music programs. He is distinguished as one of Norway's leading classical concert and recording artists, with more than 30 CDs to his credit, including releases on the NAIM, Naxos, Sony Classical, Chandos, and Simax labels.

    As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Gimse has performed in London's Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Prague's Suk Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, New York's Frick Collection, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
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  • Tine Thing Helseth

    Born in 1987, Tine Thing Helseth started to play the trumpet at age 7 and has since become one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. Highlights last season included her US recital debut in Washington, DC, a return to the Ulster Orchestra, and performances with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Bern, and a tour of the UK with the Trondheim Soloists.

    Ms. Helseth makes her recital debuts in Berlin, Brussels, Luxembourg, and New York during the 2010-2011 season. She also performs with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre de Lille; Prague, Danish, and Swedish radio orchestras; Gävle Symphony; and Swedish Chamber and NDR Hannover orchestras; and tours Switzerland and Germany with the Trondheim Soloists.

    Appearances for Ms. Helseth at European festivals have included the Schleswig-Holstein and the Bergen International festivals. She was awarded the Luitpold Prize as the most outstanding and interesting young artist of the year at the 2007 Kissinger Summer Festival.

    Ms. Helseth's debut album with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra was released in 2007 on the Simax label and was subsequently named Classical Recording of the Year by Norway's Aftenposten newspaper. Also on Simax, her second album, 2009's My Heart is Ever Present, is a collection of favorite Christmas songs and hymns.

    Among the long list of awards garnered by Ms. Helseth, she has received the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Newcomer of the Year at the 2007 Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy Awards), second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians competition, and the prestigious Prince Eugen's Culture Prize in Stockholm.
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The Distinctive Debuts series is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for the presentation of young artists generously provided by The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation.

Additional endowment support for international outreach has been provided by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.
This performance is part of Distinctive Debuts.