Featuring Ilaria Borletti Buitoni (in her BBT film debut!), Mitsuko Uchida and a cast of BBT award winners and music professionals including Jonathan Biss, Colin Currie, Paul Hughes and Matthew Cosgrove, this film reflects on the work of the Trust during its first decade. So begins the lead-up to BBT’s 10th anniversary celebrations in May 2013 at London’s Southbank Centre… Made by the BBT film team of Graham Johnston and David Hoskins, the film was first previewed in Amsterdam and publicly premiered in London as part of a BBT tour featuring award-winners Viviane Hagner, Lawrence Power, Christian Poltéra and Khatia Buniatishvili in May 2012.
Press release date: June 2012
Augustin Hadelich: Singing for Joy
Growing up on a Tuscan vineyard may be idyllic for some, but it had its limitations for a teenager with such prodigious musical talent as Augustin Hadelich. Born in rural Italy to German parents, he had complete freedom to develop his own musical voice although opportunities for training and chamber music playing were few. After a serious accident at age 15 interrupted his progress for two years, he moved to the US to study at the Juilliard School in New York where he now lives and flourishes. Energised by the pulse of the big city and the thrill of playing with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra, he is more than living up to his growing reputation as one of the most gifted violinists of his generation.