Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing are rapidly establishing themselves on the international scene. The ensemble works closely with Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle Storløkken, who arranges many of their scores and enables them to play the music they enjoy, regardless of the original instrumentation.
Since first forming, the group have performed all over their native Norway, and delighted a huge audience by opening the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards. Elsewhere in Europe, they have performed at the Rheingau and Bad Kissingen festivals in Germany, the Chester Festival in the UK, La Foce in Tuscany, and at the NCPA Beijing May Festival.
During the 2012-2013 season, they made return trips to Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany for festival and concert performances, including the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, where they performed at the closing concert; and they made their BBC Chamber Proms debut at Cadogan Hall in London. More recent highlights include their debut at Moscow’s renowned International House of Music; and a summer tour of prestigious festivals including the MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau and Schleswig-Holstein festivals. In 2016, tenThing tour in Germany and Luxembourg, as well as perform at the Bodensee Festival.
tenThing’s acclaimed and eclectic debut disc features arrangements of works by Weill, Bizet, Grieg, Piazzolla, Albeniz and Mozart, as well as original compositions by the Dutch composer Jan Koetsier.