Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing are rapidly establishing themselves on the international scene. Tine and three trumpet playing friends were watching a string orchestra perform and decided they wanted to recreate that level of ensemble playing, while exploring great repertoire, for a brass group.  Looking to keep things interesting, and since the four trumpeters happened to all be girls, they decided to keep the group all female.

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, and at La Foce in Tuscany. In May last year, the group undertook a 10-day tour to China and performed 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. Future 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, and Schleswig-Holstein festivals in Germany.

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.


  • Astri Karoline Ellann Astri Karoline Ellann
  • Elin Holmen Kurverud Elin Holmen Kurverud
  • Froydis Aslesen Froydis Aslesen
  • Guro Lukretzia Bjornstad Kraft Guro Lukretzia Bjornstad Kraft
  • Ingebjorg Klovholt Ingebjorg Klovholt
  • Karin Nordli Karin Nordli
  • Maren Ingeborg Tjernsli Maren Ingeborg Tjernsli
  • Tine Thing Helseth Tine Thing Helseth
  • Tone Christin Lium Rossland Tone Christin Lium Rossland
  • Lena Wik Lena Wik