Borletti-Buitoni Trust

BBT Wednesdays at Wilton’s

Room to Play – Trust in the Music

Every last Wednesday of the month; February to June 2015
Wilton’s Music Hall

In association with Wilton’s Music Hall, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT) presented a series of concerts on the last Wednesday of each month from February to June 2015 to showcase some of the talented young musicians who have recently won BBT awards and fellowships.

Building work for the second and final phase of Wilton’s Capital Project to repair the building and open up additional rooms is currently taking place (due to be completed autumn 2015).

BBT Wednesdays were some of the first events to appear in Wilton’s newly repaired and expanded cocktail bar and performance space. Upstairs, in this smaller ambient space (capacity 35-40), BBT’s young musicians shared their virtuosity, experimentation and profound passion for their instruments and their music.  We captured performances and artists’ reactions to the venue on video – scroll down to see them all, starting with an interview with Frances Mayhew, Artistic & Managing Director of Wilton’s Music Hall on the collaboration with BBT:

Read Frances Mayhew’s Blog about Wilton’s collaboration with BBT

Find out more about Wilton’s Music Hall and its current programme

Archive Performances:
BBT Wednesday at Wilton’s
25 February 2015 at 8pm; Wilton’s Main Hall
Kate Whitley composer/piano and Sean Shibe guitar with Eloisa Fleur-Thom violin and Sarah-Jane Lewis soprano
Kate Whitley Five piano pieces
György Kurtág Tre Pezzi per violin e pianoforte Op 14e
Kate Whitley Three pieces for violin and piano
Kate Whitley This is my love poem  for you (words by Sabrina Mahfouz)
Jonathan Harvey Tombeau de Messiaen
Antonio José Pavane Triste and Finale from Guitar Sonata

“With concertgoers, performers and building ideally matched, this looks like the start of a meaningful friendship in East London – and you would be firmly advised to take the chance to see the musicians of the future in such a friendly and inspiring environment.”
Ben Hogwood,

See Kate (and Sean’s) blog from our first concert:

And Kate performing her own Five Piano Pieces:

BBT Wednesday at Wilton’s
25 March 2015 at 8pm; Wilton’s Upstairs (Cocktail Bar)
Sean Shibe guitar with Ben Johnson tenor
John Dowland: Two Fantasias
J S Bach: Prelude, Fuga and Finale in E flat BWV 998
Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland Op 70
Benjamin Britten: Songs from the Chinese Op 58

See Sean’s blog, with Ben Johnson, as they inaugurate Wilton’s Cocktail Bar:

And see Sean and Ben in performance:

BBT Wednesday at Wilton’s
29 April 2015 at 8pm; Wilton’s Upstairs (Cocktail Bar)
Erik Bosgraaf recorder
Programme: The Flute’s Garden of Delight
Jacob van Eyck Preludium of Voorspel, Phantasia, Lavolette and Comagain
Tomi Räisänen Dive (world première)
Igor Stravinksy Pièce III
Jacob van Eyck Engels Nachtegaeltje / Den Nachtegael
Luciano Berio Gesti
Louis Andriessen Ende
Jacob van Eyck Wat zal men op den avond doen

See Erik’s blog as he introduces a world premiere and does a children’s recorder workshop:

And see Erik perform works from over 350 years of recorder repertoire:

BBT Wednesday at Wilton’s
27 May 2015 at 8pm; Wilton’s Upstairs (Cocktail Bar)
Bram van Sambeek bassoon
Bach: Cello Suite No 2 in D minor BWV 1008: Prelude
Cliff Burton: Pulling Teeth from Metallica’s debut studio album Kill ‘Em All
Sebastian Fagerlund: Woodlands
and a series of 30-60 second Gaudeamus fragments from:
Bela Horvat, Gabriel Salcedo Sansón, Panos Iliopoulos, Arjan Linker and Rieteke Hölscher
(New works commissioned by Gaudeamus)
Werner Pirchner: mit faGottes hilfe

See Bram’s video blog about putting democracy in music into action:

And see excerpts from Bram’s wide-ranging recital:

BBT Wednesday at Wilton’s
24 June 2015 at 8pm Wilton’s Upstairs (Cocktail Bar)
Alec Frank-Gemmill horn with Eleanor Johnston harp
Dauprat Introduction, Theme and Variations on a Scottish Air
Poulenc Elégie
Messiaen from Des Canyons aux Etoiles: VI Appel interstellaire
Britten from Suite for Harp Op 83: III Nocturne
Saint-Saëns Morceau de Concert Op 94
Jeanne Singer from Suite for Horn and Harp Op 94: IV Espana (Five-olé)

Our final blog, with Alec Frank-Gemmill and Eleanor Johnston, had to cope with noises off, as you’ll hear:

But no such problems in the live recital, from which hear Saint-Saëns’ Morceau de Concert Op. 94: