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Winners 2016

Since its first awards in 2003, BBT has provided support to 96 individuals and ensembles from 30 countries.  We are proud to introduce the Borletti-Buitoni Trust winners 2016.

BBT Awards 2016

Danish String Quartet  string quartet (Denmark/Norway)>>
Anna Lucia Richter soprano (Germany)>>

BBT Fellowships 2016

Calidore String Quartet string quartet (USA) >>
Alexandra Conunova violin (Moldova) >>
Zoltán Fejérvári piano (Hungary) >>
Maria Milstein violin (Russia) >>
Beatrice Rana piano (Italy) >>
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola (Norway) >>

BBT Special Chamber Music Prize 2016
In Honour of Claudio Abbado

Quartetto Lyskamm (Italy) >>
View summary of winners 2016 >>

Image Sivan Magen plays Chopin and Ben-Haim

Chopin & Ben-Haim for harp


Sivan Magen takes every opportunity to demonstrate his unerring belief in the harp’s flexibility, powerful expression and dynamic range across a wide repertoire. BBT has supported the making of three short showcase films: two feature his own transcriptions of Chopin works for the harp - The Minute Waltz Op 64 No 1 and Mazurka Op 17 No 4 in A minor – while the third features Paul Ben-Haim's Poème for solo harp, which will be part of Sivan's new recital programme featuring composers variously inspired by folk music. The films are online now and were made by Culinar Videography.

View films here >>
Image The Vinteuil Sonata

The Vinteuil Sonata


with Nathalia Milstein piano

One of the most famous musical enigmas in literature, the fictional Vinteuil Sonata at the heart of Marcel Proust’s magnum opus, In Search of Lost Time
(À la recherche du temps perdu), is the inspiration for a new CD featuring sibling musicians Maria (violin) and Nathalia Milstein (piano). There has been much speculation as to the origins of ‘the little phrase’ that not only bewitched Swann, the protagonist of the novel’s first volume, but also prompted from Proust the most exquisite descriptions of music and the elusive, ecstatic feelings it inspires. Sonatas by Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Pierné and Debussy and two songs without words by Reynaldo Hahn make up the CD and the Milstein duo were filmed by UNIK ACCESS in two short films of Hahn’s À Chloris and L’heure exquise.

View films here >>
Listen to CD excerpts here >>

Image BBT CONGRATULATES - Quartetto Lyskamm, Beatrice, Augustin & Maria


Quartetto Lyskamm for winning the 2017 Gianni Bergamo Competition for Chamber Music in Lugano, Switzerland

Beatrice Rana piano Gramphone Awards 2017
"Young Artist of the Year"

Augustin Hadelich violin Musical America 2018 "Instrumentalist of the Year"

Maria Milstein violin Winner, Dutch Music Prize 2018