by Raphaël Merlin March 26th, 2013

BBT Celebrated: Quatuor Ebène’s Raphäel Merlin

Quatuor Ebène cellist Raphäel Merlin talks about what’s in store for the quartet – award winners in 2007 – during our BBT Celebrated weekend in May, and recalls the time spent with BBT films in the French Alps back in 2009:

 

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by Fraser Trainer March 19th, 2013

Timing is Everything

Composing Breaking Silence for percussion ensemble O Duo has been a long, but rewarding process.

In February 2001, I went to a party given by a musician friend. There I met a wonderful, vivacious Australian blonde who had the nerve to interrupt my conversation with a talented young percussionist with the words: ‘Do you mind if I talk to you?
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by Susan Rivers March 12th, 2013

Reflections on a Decade of Borletti-Buitoni Trust

It’s hard to believe that it was back in 2001 when Mitsuko Uchida approached me as I was leaving the running of the International Piano Series at the Southbank Centre after seven years and told me that she had a friend who wanted to form a charity to assist young musicians. Would I be interested in taking it on?

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