The Borletti-Buitoni Trust helps arrange showcase concerts for BBT artists in small, intimate venues to introduce them to new audiences and also, on occasion, fundraise for special projects. A principal London venue is 22 Mansfield Street, home of arts philanthropists Bob and Elisabeth Boas where funds raised also contribute to the Nicholas Boas Trust which assists the developing careers of young artists and musicians. BBT has also presented its winners at several International Artist Management Association (IAMA) conferences across Europe, most recently Diyang Mei (viola) and Alec-Frank Gemmill (horn) as well as Duo Kang Kusnezow (violin & piano) and Bram van Sambeek (bassoon).
14 December 2011
Born in Germany, raised in Italy and living in New York City, Augustin Hadelich is already a top-ranking violinist in great demand in Europe and the US: “wondrous playing…These are exceptionally compelling performances, sharply defined in character, immaculately articulated, rich in interpretative acumen and blessed with extraordinary finesse .” (Gramophone review of ‘Echoes of Paris’ CD on Avie). This London showcase was his first performance in the UK with a programme that included Poulenc, Ysaÿe, Kurtág and Brahms. He was accompanied by Sophia Rahman.