EMI Classics is pleased to announce that Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has signed an exclusive recording contract with the label. Forthcoming recordings will capture Helseth both as a classical soloist and as leader of her all-female Norwegian brass ensemble, tenThing. Her first recording, a collection of songs arranged for trumpet in orchestral and chamber settings, will be released in October 2011.
Just 23 years old, the dynamic Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth is one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. She is already a sensation in her homeland, winning the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Award for Best Newcomer (she was the first classical artist even to be nominated); her 2009 Christmas disc, My Heart Is Ever Present, went “gold” within three weeks of release. Helseth is a unique and innovative artist dedicated to expanding the reach of core classical trumpet repertoire and exploring alternative soundscapes, both as leader of the all-female tenThing and in collaboration with artists from other genres.
On joining EMI Classics as an exclusive artist, Helseth said, “I am extremely excited to sign my agreement as I have long had a great admiration for all the artists who have recorded with EMI Classics. It is a huge honor to join such a prestigious list and I’m really looking forward to developing a great artistic collaboration with all the team.”