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Borletti-Buitoni Trust

BORLETTI-BUITONI TRUST Awards 2012

Sivan Magen Harp (Israel/US)

Praised by the press as “a magician” (WQXR), of “unheard of depth of colors, range of expression and rhetorical flow” (American Record Guide), harpist Sivan Magen is the only Israeli to have ever won the International Harp Contest in Israel, a recent winner of the Pro Musicis International Award and the 2012 Award Winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

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BORLETTI-BUITONI TRUST Special Ensemble Fellowship 2012

 Atos Trio Ensemble (Germany)

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BORLETTI-BUITONI TRUST Fellowships 2012

James Baillieu Piano (South Africa / UK)

Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’ James Baillieu has been the prize-winner of the Wigmore Hall, Das Lied, Kathleen Ferrier and Richard Tauber Song Competitions. He was selected by YCAT in 2010 and in 2012 won a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award.

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Maximilian Hornung Cello (Germany)

With his striking musicality, instinctive stylistic certainty and musical maturity, the 26-year-old cellist Maximilian Hornung, whose career began when he won the German Music Council’s Competition in 2005, is taking the international music scene by storm.

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Duo Kang-Kusnezow  Violin/Piano Duo (Germany)

Boris Kusnezow and Byol Kang (both born 1985) formed their Duo in 2009 after both winning first prize in their instrument categories at the German Music Competition in Berlin. The prize included appearances in the 54th national series of Young Artists’ Concerts, which enabled them rapidly to build up and frequently perform a wide range of repertoire.

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Sean Shibe Guitar (UK)

Sean Shibe graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in July 2012 with first-class honours, the youngest musician to have ever entered the establishment. He is the first guitarist to be admitted to the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists Scheme (BBC NGA) and the only solo guitarist to have received a Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship.

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