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by Colin Currie April 15th, 2013

BBT Celebrated: Colin Currie

Of the highly varied benefits and pleasures of being a BBT award-winner (2005), one which will endure with much affection is the camaraderie amongst us musicians during the tour organised on our behalf with Christian Tetzlaff. We made for a very heterogeneous group of violins, cello, piano, mezzo and percussion, and as we trailed our way around Europe, great ties were established. It was highly engaging to hear and see what similarly placed artists were doing with themselves and their resources, and to have the time (that most cheated of commodities) to exchange ideas concerning our approaches to careers, giving concerts, repertoire and broader aspects of life. I was very struck by this opportunity and very grateful for it – another example of the Trust giving experience over-and-above the merely and more obviously practical.

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by Colin Currie May 21st, 2008

Introducing Simon Holt’s “A Table of Noises”

May the 14th this year saw the premiere of Simon Holt’s “A Table of  Noises” and the final fruition to my use of my BBT funds. Jointly commissioned by the fund and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, this work will, I have no doubt, make a huge impact not only in the percussion world but for new music in general. It opens up a brilliantly original sound world and the rapt audience in Birmingham gave the work a duly robust ovation. I am extremely happy with the music and believe the trust can once again be hugely proud of its vital contribution to new music of the very highest order.

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