Tine Thing Helseth and violinist Karen Gomyo will join Fabio Luisi and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for four world premiere concerts at the Meyerson Symphony Center from the 22nd-25th February. Gomyo and Helseth will premiere a new DSO commission by Chinese-American composer Xi Wang, YEAR 2020: Concerto for Violin, Trumpet, and Orchestra. This unusual pairing of trumpet and violin soloists in the piece reflects the work’s inspiration in the tumultuous and unprecedented world of the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert’s programme will also feature DSO Composer-in-Residence Sophia Jani’s Flare and Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony, with organist Bradley Hunter Welch as soloist. More information and tickets are available here.

Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has championed trumpet repertoire amongst audiences on all six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making. An artist who challenges the boundaries of genre with an intensely creative, open-minded philosophy, Tine’s ever-expanding repertoire ranges from the classical period to contemporary works and new commissions. Her 2023/24 season engagements include performances with the Melbourne Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Staatsorchester Hannover, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, an extensive Christmas tour with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and a return engagement at London’s Wigmore Hall with the 12 Ensemble.

Karen Gomyo possesses a rare ability to captivate and connect intimately with audiences through her deeply emotional and heartfelt performances. With a flawless command of the instrument and an elegance of expression, she is one of today’s leading violinists. Her 2023/24 season engagements include debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Semyon Bychkov, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland with Lio Kuokman. She also appears with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, and the Vancouver Symphony. Return engagements include performing with Jakub Hrůša and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in Japan, as well as an Australasian tour in August and September 2024, returning to the Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmanian and West Australian symphony orchestras.

Photo Credit: Tine Thing Helseth – Anna-Julia Granberg/ BLUNDERBUSS; Karen Gomyo – Gabrielle Revere