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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 Franco Buitoni Award presented to György and Márta Kurtág

Franco Buitoni Award
presented to György and Márta Kurtág

Ilaria Borletti Buitoni and Mitsuko Uchida travel to Budapest to make the presentation

On 19 February, György and Márta Kurtág's 70th wedding anniversary and his 91st birthday, it was announced that the special Franco Buitoni Award, made by Mitsuko Uchida in honour of co-founder of the Borletti Buitoni Trust who died in August 2016, goes to György and Márta Kurtág.  At the Budapest Music Centre presentation, Mitsuko, said: "We know György Kurtág the great composer but with him always is Márta the wonderful pianist. They live music together."

Read the full story here


Horn of Plenty (Films and CDs galore)

New BBT-supported CDs and film profiles

Alec Frank-Gemmill reinvigorates standard 19th-century horn repertoire on his BIS debut disc The Horn is a Noble and Melancholy Instrument  by using four period instruments, matched to four period pianos played by Alasdair Beatson. Find out more about the project in our BBT profile film and the four Insight films Alec made about each of the horns he used.

Watch Alec Frank-Gemmill's BBT profile and his four horn Insight films here

Listen to excerpts from The Horn is a Noble and Melancholy Instrument here

Pianist/composer Kate Whitley curates her NMC Debut Disc ranging from her Viola Concerto to I Am I Say for children's chorus and Multi-Story, the orchestra Kate co-founded.  BBT cameras were on hand at the final recording sessions as Kate told us how the CD has brought many of her musical friends and interests together.

Watch Kate Whitley's BBT profile film here

Listen to excerpts from I Am I Say here