Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Antoine Tamestit
Viola
BBT Award 2006

Antoine Tamestit - Press

BBT Project: Olga Neuwirth Remnants of Song... An Amphigory, viola concerto co-commissioned by BBT

"spectacular work... a noisy tangle of tweed and punk, solildly worked, but with surprising threads and colours."
Christiane Tewinkel, Tagesspiegel, 2 February 2010

"The work is entirely original, astoundingly complex and, ultimately, gloriously rewarding and uplifting."
Larry L. Lash, MusicalAmerica.com, 8 December 2009

"Antoine Tamestit played it with virtuosity and a heartwarming tone"
Salzburger Nachrichtung, 12 October 2009


BBT Project: Pentatone recording of Schubert's Trout Quintet, a collaboration between BBT Award Winners Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Antoine Tamestit, with BBT Honorary Committee member Christian Tetzlaff violin, plus Alois Posch double bass

 "This is a marvellous disc, one of the most enjoyable I have heard in a long time... a great line-up of soloists, who seem to know one another very well, or to have clicked miraculously, with results that, in the case of the 'Trout' Quintet, are more completely satisfactory than any account I have ever heard of this work."
BBC Music Magazine, July 2009


BBT Project: Bach Ligeti CD on Ambroisie

"Tamestit's lively, historically informed manner extends through the earlier movements of the Partita, the rhythmic character of each dance emerging with great clarity. The performance of the Ligeti – a magnificent, enthralling piece that's already emerged as a peak of the viola repertoire - is extraordinarily clean and accurate."
Duncan Druce, Gramophone August 2007