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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 Milsteinl 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 Benjamin Beilman's Spectrum
The Full Spectrum
Benjamin Beilman violin
For his Warner Classics debut CD, Spectrum, Benjamin Beilman, with pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, put together a wide-ranging programme of apparently disparate works which do nevertheless have common bonds, as he explains: "The natural lyricism and tenderness of the Schubert highlights the moments of intimacy in the Janáček which so often expresses pure violence and terror. Stravinsky’s dance rhythms and insistent pulse are echoed in the waltz section of Kreisler’s Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta."

Hear an extract from the CD here
Image Mark Simpson's Debut Disc for NMC

Recording Night Music
Mark Simpson clarinet/composer
A film by Graham Johnston

Sitting behind the desk at a recording session is a new role for composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson and one that he relished for the opportunity it gave him to lay bare and fine-tune his chamber works composed between 2006 and 2014. Night Music, his Debut Disc for NMC as a composer, features works previously unrecorded and performed by the musicians and ensembles for whom they were originally written, including oboist Nicholas Daniel, pianist Richard Uttley and the Mercury Quartet.

Watch the film here
Hear CD extracts here

Image BBT Live and More Films
BBT LIVE
Anna Lucia Richter soprano
Award winner 2016, Anna Lucia Richter, with pianist Michael Gees, gives an intimate Schubert lieder London Showcase Concert.
BBT FILMS
Apollon Musagète Quartet
James Baillieu piano
In a bumper crop of films, follow the Apollon Musagète Quartet rehearsing John Adams' Absolute Jest and their own A Multitude of Shades; and join James Baillieu in the first two of a series of films following his season-long Wigmore Hall series with various collaborators.

Watch the Apollon Musagète Quartet’s film here
Watch James Baillieu's films here