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Winners 2014

Since its first awards in 2003, BBT has provided support to 87 individuals and ensembles from 29 countries.  We are proud to introduce the Borletti-Buitoni Trust winners 2014.

BBT Awards 2014

Apollon Musagète Quartet  string quartet (Poland) >>Ruby Hughes soprano (UK) >>Itamar Zorman violin (Israel/US) >>

BBT Special Award 2014

Kate Whitley piano/composer (UK) >>

BBT Fellowships 2014

Benjamin Beilman violin (US) >>Gloria Campaner piano (Italy) >>Alec Frank-Gemmill horn (UK) >>Mark Simpson clarinet/composer (UK) >>


View summary of winners 2014 >>

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Bram van Sambeek bassoon

Running against the wind

Dutch bassoonist Bram van Sambeek is a man of gritty determination who relishes challenge and embraces innovation in his mastery of his instrument. Whether as a chamber musician, teacher or soloist, he wants to discover all the colours of his bassoon and free it from misconceptions about its versatility. Our film shows how he stimulates his daily routine of practice and reed-making with constant experimentation, a boundless variety of musical collaboration - and running against the wind.

Watch BBT's film profile of Bram van Sambeek

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Leonard Elschenbroich cello

"The Fear of Music"

Pairing instrumental works by Prokofiev (his Cello Sonata in C and three stage transcriptions, from The Stone Flower, The Love for Three Oranges and Cinderella) with works by his younger Soviet contemporary, Kabalevsky (his Novelette op.27 no.5 and the Second Cello Concerto op.77), cellist Leonard Elschenbroich takes a look at a period of recent history which he describes as under "the fear of music."  The Cello Concerto is a live recording with Andrew Litton and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, while his recital partners are Alexei Grynuk and Petr Limonov.

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Kate Whitley piano
Alec Frank-Gemmill horn
Eric Bosgraaf recorder
Mark Simpson clarinet

Online and in full flow

Our latest blogs are:
Kate Whitley in Italy for A Little Me Time
Alec Frank-Gemmill hunting a new Whistle and Flute (Cockney rhyming slang for 'suit')
Erik Bosgraaf on his new commission Willem Jeths Recorder Concerto
Meanwhile, Mark Simpson has unveiled his all-singing, all-dancing website