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Winners 2016

Since its first awards in 2003, BBT has provided support to 96 individuals and ensembles from 30 countries.  We are proud to introduce the Borletti-Buitoni Trust winners 2016.

BBT Awards 2016

Danish String Quartet  string quartet (Denmark/Norway)>>
Anna Lucia Richter soprano (Germany)>>

BBT Fellowships 2016

Calidore String Quartet string quartet (USA) >>
Alexandra Conunova violin (Moldova) >>
Zoltán Fejérvári piano (Hungary) >>
Maria Milstein violin (Russia) >>
Beatrice Rana piano (Italy) >>
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola (Norway) >>

BBT Special Chamber Music Prize 2016
In Honour of Claudio Abbado

Quartetto Lyskamm (Italy) >>
View summary of winners 2016 >>

Image Benjamin Beilman's Spectrum
The Full Spectrum
Benjamin Beilman violin
For his Warner Classics debut CD, Spectrum, Benjamin Beilman, with pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, put together a wide-ranging programme of apparently disparate works which do nevertheless have common bonds, as he explains: "The natural lyricism and tenderness of the Schubert highlights the moments of intimacy in the Janáček which so often expresses pure violence and terror. Stravinsky’s dance rhythms and insistent pulse are echoed in the waltz section of Kreisler’s Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta."

Hear an extract from the CD here
Image Announcement of Franco Buitoni's Death

Franco Buitoni

The Trustees and colleagues of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust are deeply saddened to announce the death of Franco Buitoni (82) on 16th August 2016 in Italy.
He was a man of great integrity who loved and supported the arts, particularly music, all his life.
Our heartfelt condolences to his widow Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, who founded the Trust with Franco.  
He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.
Image Mark Simpson's Debut Disc for NMC

Recording Night Music
Mark Simpson clarinet/composer
A film by Graham Johnston

Sitting behind the desk at a recording session is a new role for composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson and one that he relished for the opportunity it gave him to lay bare and fine-tune his chamber works composed between 2006 and 2014. Night Music, his Debut Disc for NMC as a composer, features works previously unrecorded and performed by the musicians and ensembles for whom they were originally written, including oboist Nicholas Daniel, pianist Richard Uttley and the Mercury Quartet.

Watch the film here
Hear CD extracts here