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Thursday 12th October 2017 - 7:30 pm

Concert 603

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Admission: €15.00, Students €5.00
(Includes interval soft drink)

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Music Network presents internationally-renowned trumpet star
Tine Thing Helseth & pianist Gunnar Flagstad at City Hall Waterford 12 October

 "Tine Thing Helseth's playing is stylish in every way" Gramophone
"Dazzling virtuoso playing" The Standard
"Sensational" The Arts Desk

Prepare to be bowled over by the infectious enthusiasm of Tine Thing Helseth, Norway’s internationally-renowned trumpet star at City Hall, Waterford on Thursday 12th October as part of a Music Network tour. Accompanied by regular collaborator Gunnar Flagstad on piano, the programme includes Romances by Shostakovich, Romanian Folk Dances from Bartók, Piazolla’s Café 1930 from Histoire du Tango and a new work by Deirdre Gribbin. Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.

On a mission to expand the performance repertoire for solo trumpet, Tine Thing Helseth set about commissioning new works from dozens of composers and in the process became recognised as one of the world’s leading trumpet soloists, with a slew of awards to her name and widespread critical acclaim for her clean, open sound, flawless technique and soulful phrasing.

Performing trumpet concertos by familiar names like Mozart, Albinoni and Haydn as well as newly-composed works, Helseth is unabashed in her mission to open up the repertoire to new styles, new ways of making music, and especially new audiences: onstage, she loves nothing better than sharing details about a favourite work. In addition to solo performances with many of Europe’s leading orchestras and chamber groups, Helseth has formed several ensembles including her quintet, TTHQ, and tenThing, her all-female brass ensemble.

Gunnar Flagstad has performed throughout Europe at major events and venues such as Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Usadba Jazz Festival (Russia), Wigmore Hall (London), Konzerthaus (Berlin) and BBC Radio3. Flagstad is also a member of the Tine Thing Helseth Quintet, the piano duo "20 fingers" and the contemporary music ensemble Tractor. He holds the position of Associate Professor for Piano, Accompaniment, Guitar and Accordion at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

The programme for this tour will be enriched by a new commission by Music Network by Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin “Through every wind that blows”