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Press release date: March 2019


Quartetto di Cremona receives Franco Buitoni Award

Highly acclaimed Italian ensemble Quartetto di Cremona is the recipient of the Franco Buitoni Award, comprising £25,000 and a specially commissionedglass sculpture, entitled Suono, made by Venice-based artist Ritsue Mishima. Created by BBT founder Ilaria Borletti Buitoni in honour of her late husband Franco (1934-2016), the Award was announced on his birthday, 17 March, and is for Italian musicians who promote and encourage chamber music at home and throughout the world. The presentation will take place on 16 April when the quartet is in Milan for a recital at Società del Quartetto.

Watch our new BBT film about Franco Buitoni and his passion for music >>

Press release date: March 2019


Itamar Zorman violin (BBT Award 2014)

Violin works by Paul Ben-Haim
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Philippe Bach conductor, Amy Yang piano

BIS-2398 SACD | Release date: 29 March 2019

Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman’s love for the music of Paul Ben-Haim is founded on emotion, intellect, a shared cultural heritage and a passion to bring the composer’s work to a wider international public. After leaving his German homeland in the 1930s to make a new life in Tel-Aviv, Ben-Haim eagerly embraced the Arabic and Jewish folk music traditions of the middle east and became one of the founders of a new national style of music in Israel. Presenting selected works from four decades (some never recorded before), Evocation tells the story of an immigrant in a new culture making a
remarkable effort to bring Eastern and Western music traditions into dialogue
with one another.

Watch Itamar’s BBT film about recording his Ben-Haim disc >>
Listen to excerpts from Evocation >>
Read the Evocation press release >>

Press release date: March 2019


Zoltán Fejérvári piano (BBT Fellowship 2016)

Leoš Janáček
On an Overgrown Path I & II | In The MistsSonata 1.X.1905
Piano Classics PCL1-176 | Release date: May 2019

It was a book, Milan Kundera’s Testaments Betrayed, which opened the door to the music of Janáček for Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári; music that inspired his own playing and helped him find his own voice and freedom – and music that he has played for the last decade and intends to continue playing. It is no surprise, therefore, that the piano works of Janáček feature on his first recording for Piano Classics.

Watch Zoltán’s videoblog about his forthcoming Janáček CD >>