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Award-winning trumpet soloist to perform at CCU

February 1, 2012

Norwegian trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth will perform at Coastal Carolina Universitys Wheelwright Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. She will be accompanied on the piano by CCU music professor Philip Powell.

Helseth, 24, has been playing the trumpet since she was 7 years old. She received her training at Norways Barratt Due Institute of Music, specializing in classical music repertoire.

Helseth has received numerous awards. She won Newcomer of the Year at the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards, a first for a classical music artist. Her debut CD, Classical Trumpet Concertos was named Classical Recording of the Year for 2007 by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. She also won the prestigious Prince Eugens Culture Prize in 2006.

Ticket prices are: general admission, $10; CCU and Horry Georgetown Technical College students, $3 (one per valid ID); CCU and HGTC faculty/staff, $3 (two per valid ID); alumni/senior citizens (ages 65 and older), $7; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, $7; and teens (ages 11 to 17), $3 and children ages 10 and under are admitted for free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact the Wheelwright Box Office between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 843-349-2502 for more details.