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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 Fagerlund & Aho Bassoon Concertos

Fagerlund & Aho Bassoon Concertos & Solo Works
Bram van Sambeek bassoon

Pairing the concerto commissioned with money from his BBT 2011 Award, Sebastian Fagerlund's Mana, with Kalevi Aho's Bassoon Concerto, Bram van Sambeek here records two major Finnish works for his instrument along with solo works by both composers.

Hear CD extracts here
Image Mark Simpson BBT video world premiere

Darkness Moves - online world premiere
Mark Simpson clarinet/composer

Not only Mark Simpson's first-ever work for solo clarinet, but also a first for the Borletti Buitoni Trust in premiering one of its commissions online, Darkness Moves is a major addition to the clarinettist's repertoire.  Based on the idiosyncratic Belgian poet and artist Henri Michaux, the piece revels in extremes of both pitch and volume and is run through with a reiterated rhythmic germ that propels the music on.  Mark also went on film to introduce the work.

Watch the films here
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String Quartets Nos 1 & 3
Heath Quartet

For the Heath Quartet's debut recording for Harmonia Mundi USA, Tchaikovsky's first and last string quartets make a contrasting pairing.  The first includes the famous Andante cantabile, here heard in its original context.

Hear CD extracts here