Monday, 19 July 2010


Blog entry 16th of July 2010

Á Coruna Aeroporto (Airport)

One hour until my plane is supposed to head for Madrid, it’s 6 am in the morning… Sitting at the gate, it’s very dark outside – and it’s raining. I’ve just finished a short tour in Spain together with the Trondheim Soloists, three concerts in the northern part of the country: Santiago de Compostella, Lugo and Ferrol. My last destination today is not Madrid. I will – if everything goes as planned – end up in Trollhättan in Sweden later today. My route today is: Á Coruna – Madrid – Amsterdam – Gothenburg, and then I will go by car to Trollhättan. Or rather, someone will drive me to Trollhättan. My drivers license is yet to be qualified for, I’m really a late bloomer in that area. The thing is, in Oslo, it’s no problem not to have a drivers license. I live so close to the centre with very good public transport connections that I can get wherever I want in quite a short time. So – therefore I have postponed my driving career to a later time in life…

I had a really nice time here in Spain, I will post some pictures so you can see some of the nice things I’ve experienced. We lived in Santiago de Compostella – an old beautiful city – with the most amazing Cathedral. A lot of Pilgrims come here, especially this year as it is what they call a holy year. Also arriving in Spain on Monday was quite great – the day after their great victory in the world championship! The national soccer team were actually supposed to arrive in Madrid at the same time as us! Unfortunately their plane was delayed.

So, here you see some pictures :)

Best for now,



  1. Beautiful old buildings, you paint a nice picture with words Tine. San Francisco too has lots of public transportation so you don't really need a car, but a car is handy sometimes when your in a rush or need to carry lots of things. But a car can be a lot of trouble and expense too.

    No hurry on the late bloomer, you can get a drivers license anytime.

    Seeya again young lady!

  2. Nice meet to you.My name is Taka.I'm Japanese.
    It is always impressed by your tone.
    Seven-year-old daughter sleeps while listening to your CD every night.
    Daughter's healthy sleep is my healthy sleep.
    Therefore, we wish to express our gratitude for your performance.
    By the way, is not it scheduled to come to Japan?
    Please come to Kyoto if you schedule to be come to Japan.

  3. You have got a way with words. I don't know if you intentionally paint a picture or if the picture just comes. Whatever the case, it is a talent. It's intelligent. I actually enjoy reading it. I hate to read most things (i.e., I prefer writing, myself). On the musical side, I also compose music. Wish I could take it as far as you, creating CDs. Soon though :) I know your name, this is mine: your fan, Cesar Portillo.

  4. Dear Tine, I noticed in your web page your hapiness with the game Norway vs. Portugal. And you have all the reasons for that: It is a unique and historical event :) I hope you can compensate us with your presence in a concert in Portugal (may-be at Casa da Música, in Oporto City). Luís

  5. Hello Ms. Tine Thing Helseth, I saw one of the videos of you on youtube. The one with you playing the Hummel 3rd movement. I enjoyed it a lot. I was wondering where you bought your trumpet case or what model/brand it is...... I like how it looks and it seems to be very comfortable to carry around. Can you please tell me where you got it?