|Tine Thing Helseth
Tine Helseth (19), from Oslo, Norway, has been appointed “Statoil Artist” by the Norwegian State Oil Company. This includes a sponsorship agreement of 1,000,000 Norwegian Crowns ($156,000) over a period of four years. Previous Statoil Artists were pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, cellist Truls Mørk, violinist Henning Kraggerud and trumpeter Ole Edvard Antonsen.
Helseth began playing at the age of seven and was the first prize winner of the 2004 National Soloist Championship of Norway in the no-age-limit open class. In 2005, she was awarded the second prize at the “Theo Charlier” International Trumpet Competition in Brussels, Belgium and in 2006 she won the second prize of the Eurovision Young Musicians Contest at the city square in Vienna. Her current teacher is Arnulf Naur Nilsen, co-principal of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. She also has occasional lessons with Ole Edvard Antonsen.
Tine Thing Helseth official site in Norwegian, German and English
Helseth's MySpace page
Statoil - Helseth appointment news item
Tine Thing Helseth at Pro Arte Management
Engagements calendar at Pro Arte Management (scroll down)
Previous ITG News stories:
First International "Théo Charlier" Competition
Tine Thing Helseth in Eurovision Young Musicians final
Update: 7th November 2007 with personal and MySpace sites
Source: Kjell Wernoe, Pro Arte Management