by Kate Whitley October 27th, 2014

A little me time

Every BBT award winner is offered the chance to visit Il Boscoforte, Ilaria Borletti-Buitoni’s country house in Italy, to take the opportunity to escape, either for a holiday or to work. Although I was desperate to go as soon as I discovered this at my first meeting with Susan, Debra and David back in January, it wasn’t until October that I finally managed to clear enough days to make it possible.

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by Alec Frank-Gemmill October 7th, 2014

Whistle and flute* for horn player

Horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill spends a little of his 2014 BBT Fellowship money on kitting himself out…

Does it matter what you wear on stage? Surely the important thing is what you sound like, not what you look like? I used to be amazed and slightly perturbed by the number of comments I received after performances about what I was wearing. Why weren’t they focusing on my horn playing?! Actually the more concerts I go to the more I realise what a big impression the look of the performance makes. Of course, the music is the most important thing but the audience spends up to two hours staring at you – their impression is inevitably coloured by what you choose to wear.

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by Erik Bosgraaf October 1st, 2014

Willem Jeths Recorder Concerto

“My new Recorder Concerto which I especially composed for Erik Bosgraaf has become one of my most personal and biographical works and has an enormous emotional impact.” Willem Jeths

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