As Chair and Co-Founder of BBT with her late husband Franco Buitoni, Ilaria Borletti Buitoni has kept a low profile over the two decades of the Trust’s existence, having always maintained that the focus should be on the young musicians it supports. For this 20th anniversary landmark, in a conversation with Nick Breckenfield, she reveals her deep commitment to philanthropy, culture and music and the joy they bring to her life. She talks candidly about her childhood in Milan, decades of travel and work in Africa with AMREF, her love of Franco and her belief in music for wellbeing.
Read our three BBT20 Blogs:
Kate Whitley about the Multi-Story Orchestra, one of our 2023 BBT Communities, and the BBT commission for our 20th anniversary, Verified, as related to The Arts Desk
Nick Breckenfield (sporting his BBT20 T-shirt) reports on the opening night of the festivities from Peckham’s Bold Tendenices
Lucie Horsch, 2022 BBT Fellowship winner, reporting about the Wigmore Hall weekend