by Susan Rivers March 2nd, 2010

An extraordinary week… part 2

An extraordinary week in the life of Susan Rivers, Chief Executive, BBT.

Part Two. Saturday 20th – Monday 22nd February 2010. Utrecht – Mora – London

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by Ralph van Raat March 1st, 2010

On Gavin Bryars’ “Solway Canal”

On February 19th, 2010, the moment had finally come, to which the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and I had looked foward for four years: the première of Gavin Bryars’ Piano Concerto ‘The Solway Canal’, a co-commission of the BBT and the Dutch radio. I clearly remember the very first visit to Gavin’s place in Leicester almost half a decade ago, together with David Hoskins and Graham Johnston, in which we laid out our very first ideas. Already at that time, I definitely felt a pleasant artistic and personal ‘click’ with Gavin. Now, four years later, that feeling proved to be correct.

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