In addition to supporting Adam Walker’s acclaimed 2012 recital CD, Vocalise, BBT has also, with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), co-commissioned a flute concerto from composer Huw Watkins. Walker will perform the new work on 23 February with the LSO (of which he is principal flute) conducted by Daniel Harding at The Barbican London.
Young guitarist Sean Shibe is on a mission to buy a guitar made by Spanish luthier Francisco Simplicio from the 1920s and ‘30s. Renowned for their golden tone and special affinity to the guitar music of the period, these instruments are akin to Stradivari in the violin world. To augment his remaining BBT Fellowship funds, he is giving a fundraising recital featuring works by Villa-Lobos, Agustín Barrios and Alberto Ginastera on 3 April hosted by the Vernon Ellis Foundation at 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PN.
In February 2014 Linn releases the first of two solo harp recital CDs recorded by Sivan Magen. Entitled Fantasien, it features a variety of works by JS Bach, CPE Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Walter-Kuhne and Henriette Renié.