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Borletti-Buitoni Trust

To form our very own recital series, complete with adventurous programmes, connected school concerts and intensive work in a school with strong migrational background - the BBT Award and its wonderful staff enabled us to do all of that. Thank you, BBT, and may we continue together to show people of all backgrounds and ages that chamber music is not an elite luxury, but a necessity and regular part of life.

ATOS Trio"
Annette von Hehn violin
Stefan Heinemeyer cello
Thomas Hoppe piano 
“Three voices – one sound” (Detroit Free Press). Annette von Hehn, Thomas Hoppe and Stefan Heinemeyer are the Berlin-based ATOS Trio, a leading light of the international chamber music circuit since 2003.  Praised for its warmth of sound, pitch-perfect unanimity of phrasing and dynamic interpretations, the Trio impresses both audiences and critics alike “... a true ensemble with an admirable fusion of voices and the gift of finding an expressive depth in their performances” (The Age, Melbourne). ATOS performs regularly at such venues as Carnegie Hall, New York; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Wigmore Hall, London and also appears at noted festivals all over the world including Budapest Spring, Cheltenham, City of London, Enescu in Bucharest, Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Rheingau Musikfestival and Schleswig-Holstein.  Recordings include acclaimed CDs of repertoire by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn, plus explorations of trios by Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Josef Suk and Leon Kirchner and, most recently, a celebration of modernistic French composers on The French Album.   A collection of awards and prizes includes America’s prestigious Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and First Prize, Grand Prize, Musica Viva Tour Prize and Audience Prize all in the same year at the 5th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. The Trio became a BBC New Generation Artist 2009/11 and won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Special Ensemble Award in 2012 which it used to support Heimathafen, a pioneering concert series in the Neukölln neighbourhood of Berlin. Annette von Hehn plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivari, kindly loaned by the Neaman Family, with help provided by Beare Fine Instrument Society London.

Photographs by Steve Haberland

  • Assistance with the Trio’s concerts series in 2012/13 and 2013/14 in Heimathafen Neukölln,Berlin


BBT award and fellowship winners consider the pros and cons of purpose-built concert halls and other venues
How does a symphony orchestra sound in a car park? Or is it best appreciated in specially-built halls? BBT stirs the ongoing debate surrounding the idea of taking classical music out of the concert hall to imaginative and often unusual venues. Does this help cultivate new audiences? Younger audiences? Or does it compromise the music? Is taking down the barriers opening a pathway to more people enjoying classical music? Is the ultimate aim to get them into a concert hall?

These questions are addressed by a representative sample of Borletti-Buitoni Trust award and fellowship winners as they take their careers not only into new repertoire but new venues. See what ATOS Trio, Erik Bosgraaf, Alec Frank-Gemmill, Bram van Sambeek, Sean Shibe, Mark Simpson, Kate Whitley and others have to say.

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General Management

Joachim Nerger at Künstlersekretariat Rolf Sudbrack
telephone: +49 40 538 2165

Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain

Leonardo and Paolo Finotti at Leonardo Finotti
telephone: +39 425 600 775


Marianne Schmocker at Marianne Schmocker Artists
telephone: +1 631 470 03 93


Nordic Artists Management
telephone: +45 4449 2900 

Heimathafen Neukölln Project

Andrea Hampl
telephone: +49 30 478 26 99

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