As well as 100-or-so artist and project films, BBT has also made films with a wider remit about the Trust’s ethos and work.
First, from the Verbier Festival in 2007 is a film close to our heart, espousing our belief that chamber music is central to the ethos of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. Alongside such luminaries as the late cellist (and former BBT Honorary Committee member) Heinrich Schiff and violinist Gábor Takács-Nagy, the film features BBT winners Quatuor Ébène and Jerusalem Quartet as well as Vilde Frang who appears in the Verbier Academy Quartet, as does future-winner cellist
BBT co-founder Ilaria Borletti Buitoni introduces
BBT Communities, which made its first grants in June 2019, supporting organisations that impact the life of a community through music and make a real difference to people’s lives, whatever their age and wherever in the world they live.
The late Franco Buitoni is remembered by Ilaria, Mitsuko Uchida, Jonathan Biss and Andrew Starling, who reflect on his lifetime of loving chamber music and the bonds he formed with so many musicians during his three decades at the helm of Amici della Musica Perugia and as co-founder of BBT.
In 2013, released to coincide with BBT Celebrated (the Trust’s Tenth Birthday event), co-founders Ilaria Borletti Butioni and Mitsuko Uchida reflect on the work of the trust, with a cast of BBT Award and Fellowship winners.
The weekend of events at London’s Southbank Centre also included the first of BBT Debates – see more here
Wednesdays at Wilton’s
In 2015 BBT Wednesdays at Wilton’s helped to open the newly refurbished and expanded Music Hall in East London. In the small Cocktail Bar (capacity 35-40), BBT’s young musicians shared their virtuosity, experimentation and profound passion for their instruments and music. Frances Mayhew, then Artistic & Managing Director of Wilton’s Music Hall talks here about collaborating with BBT.