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Borletti-Buitoni Trust

It is an incredible honour for me to have been chosen for a BBT Fellowship in 2016. The Fellowship allowed me to finally realise a project I have been cherishing for some years –recording with my sister pianist Nathalia, focusing on a programme of French music around Marcel Proust and his masterpiece, 'À la recherche du temps perdu.' I am hugely grateful for the incredible support and guidance of the BBT team in the past year, and look forward immensely to the realisation of my plan this coming year!

Maria Milstein"
Born in Moscow, Maria Milstein grew up in a family steeped in music. She studied in Amsterdam with Ilya Grubert and in London with David Takeno, before joining Augustin Dumay’s class of at Belgium's Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

She is a prizewinner of major international competitions, both as a soloist and a chamber musician, such as Città di Brescia and Premio Rodolfo Lipizer in Italy, the ARD Competition, the Lyon Chamber Music Competition and the Kersjes Prize in the Netherlands.

Maria performs extensively across Europe, appearing as a soloist with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Brussels Philharmonic and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. She works with conductors such as Michel Tabachnik, Christian Arming, Christopher Warren-Green and Reinbert de Leeuw. In 2017, Maria will make her debut with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of under Vasily Petrenko.

Maria's début CD, Sounds of War [COBRA0045], recorded with pianist Hanna Shybayeva, features sonatas by Poulenc, Janáček and Prokofiev.  Garnering a number of 5-star international reviews, it won an Edison Klassiek award 2015.

A dedicated chamber musician, Maria founded, together with pianist Hannes Minnaar and cellist Gideon den Herder, the Van Baerle Trio, rapidly acknowledged as one of the leading trios of its generation. After winning the ARD Competition and the Lyon Chamber Music Competition, the Trio made the ECHO Rising Stars Tour in 2014, performing at famous concert halls all over Europe. The Trio has already released two acclaimed CDs.

Since 2014 Maria has taught at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

Photographs by Marco Borggreve

  • Recording of a CD themed around Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu
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General Management

Mirjam Warris at Alferink Artists Management
telephone + 31 20 664 3151


Therese Markgraf at Künstlersekretariat Markgraf
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Nicole Viciana at International Art Management
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