• Monday, Jan 10, 2011

    Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth Makes NY Recital Debut at Weill Recital Hall, February 18




    Carnegie Hall will present Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth 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 composer Rolf Wallin. Also featured on the recital is Bohuslav Martinu’s Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano, George Enescu’s Légende, Paul Hindemith’s Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Manuel de Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas, and a selection of works by Edvard Grieg.

    About the Artists
    Tine Thing Helseth started to play trumpet at the age of seven, and, at age 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, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, all the major Norwegian orchestras and further afield with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Her debut album, Trumpet Concertos with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra was released on the Simax label in November 2007 and was named Classical Recording of the Year by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Her second album, My Heart is Ever Present, a collection of Ms. Helseth’s favorite Christmas songs and hymns was released in November 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 in Oslo. Her performance at that concert can be viewed by clicking here. Ms. Helseth was the recipient of the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and was named Newcomer of the Year at the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards (and the first classical artist ever to be nominated.)

    Norwegian native Håvard Gimse has established himself as one of Scandinavia’s leading international pianists. After gaining his Diploma at the Berlin Hochschule der Künste in 1995, he continued his studies with Jiri Hlinka in Norway. Mr. Gimse’s New York Lincoln Center debut in 1994 with the Riverside Symphony was acclaimed by critics and excellent reviews also greeted his appearances as a soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra on tour in Great Britain, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra on tour to Austria, and with the Janácek Philharmonic in Tokyo. Håvard Gimse has appeared as a soloist with leading orchestras in Scandinavia and throughout Europe, as well as in Latin America, collaborating with conductors of great distinction. He has appeared at international festivals in many musical centers in Europe and as far afield as Mexico, while continuing an active career in chamber music that has taken him to major recital venues in London, Amsterdam, Prague, and Berlin. Since 1997, he has served as an assistant program manager for the Oslo Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Gimse was awarded the prestigious Grieg Prize in 1996, and earlier awards include first prize at the Jugend Musiziert (1987), the Steinway Prize (1995), and the Norwegian Sibelius Society's Sibelius Prize (2004.) He has recorded more than thirty CDs for a number of major companies and for Naxos has recorded the complete piano music of Sibelius, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, and, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, concertos by Geirr Tveitt.

    Meet the Artists
    This concert is part of Salon Encores, a program which invites audience members at Carnegie Hall presented Weill Recital Hall concerts to get together with fellow patrons who love music—and love to discuss it. Ticketholders are invited to mix and mingle, and have an after-concert drink (first one is complimentary of Carnegie Hall) in the Jacobs Room. For more information on Salon Encores, please visit carnegiehall.org/salonencores.

    Program Information
    Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    , Trumpet
    New York Recital Debut

    BOHUSLAV MARTINU Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano
    ROLF WALLIN New Work (US Premiere)
    PAUL HINDEMITH Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
    EDVARD GRIEG Haugtussa, Op. 67 (transcribed for Trumpet and Piano)
    EDVARD GRIEG Cradle Song, Op. 41, No. 1
    EDVARD GRIEG A Mother's Grief
    EDVARD GRIEG The Poet's Heart
    MANUEL DE FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas

    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.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced at $36, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For more information discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.



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