Tine Thing Helseth is playing Westacres on Saturday.

Tine Thing Helseth is playing Westacres on Saturday.

Trumpet soloist makes B.C. debut in Maple Ridge

Tine Thing Helseth and Haavard Gimse playing Candlelight Concert.

Norwegian musician Tine Thing Helseth will make her B.C. debut this week in the quiet, tranquil setting of Westacres in Maple Ridge.

In her early 20s, Helseth  is already one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. She will be accompanied by another talent Norwegian musician – pianist Haavard Gimse.

Helseth, 24, started playing the trumpet at age seven and has debuted with orchestras across the world, including the Gavle Symphony, NDR Hannover, BBC Scottish, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Swedish Chamber and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras.

Helseth has also played recitals at the Carnegie Hall, New York, in Berlin, Brussels and Luxembourg.

She is currently working on an album for EMI Classics titled Storyteller, which is a collection of songs originally written for voice.

Gimse is now firmly established as one of Norway’s leading musicians with a bold and expansive repertoire, including an impressive list of 30 performed piano concertos.

He is heavily in demand as both soloist and chamber musician and his vast experience means he is also the accompanist of choice to many of Scandinavia’s finest artists.

 

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The Candlelight Series of the Maple Ridge Music Society features Norwegian trumpetist Tine Thing Helseth with pianist Havard Gimse on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets: 604-467-3162.