Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Cover photo: Paul Mitchell/Warner
If you missed Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth playing London’s Wigmore Hall with pianist Kathryn Stott back in 2013, consider this your second chance. The pair are back on 21 September as part of the BBC Monday Lunchtime Concert series, playing an entrancing selection of music by Nordheim, Shostakovich, Glazunov, Puccini, Piazzolla and Kreisler.
Now 28, Helseth has been playing trumpet since the age of seven. Dubbed a ‘Superstar of Tomorrow’ by BBC Music Magazine four years ago, she is certainly living up to the prediction today. Two years after signing with EMI Classics, she made her UK debut in 2013 with BBC Proms shows at the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall, performing with her all-female brass ensemble tenThing.
With five albums and a host of awards under her belt, Helseth is now one of the leading soloists of her generation, admired for – as Wigmore Hall puts it – her “lyrical phrasing, dazzling virtuosity and adventurous repertoire”. And, even if you don’t make it this time, you can always catch the concert live on BBC Radio 3.