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Borletti-Buitoni Trust

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Press Release date: February 2016

BBT News Update February 2016

Borletti-Buitoni Trust announces 2016 Award Winners

Anna Lucia Richter. Photo © Hermann Clärchen & Matthias Baus

Borletti-Buitoni Trust announces 2016 Award Winners

An Abundance of Strings

Tribute to Claudio Abbado

Two highly talented pianists and a soprano join 15 gifted string players (three string quartets, two violinists and a violist) on the roster of BBT Award and Fellowship winners for 2016. A Special BBT Chamber Music Prize for Italian musicians worth €25,000 is also being given this year in honour of Claudio Abbado and his commitment to chamber music. Award winners receive £30,000 and Fellowship winners £20,000 plus generous support, networking opportunities and counsel for the duration of their BBT projects. Chosen by the BBT Artistic Committee from 22 nominated musicians and ensembles, these young musicians now have the opportunity to embark on tailor-made plans to advance their careers.

Danish String Quartet (Denmark/Norway)
Anna Lucia Richter soprano (Germany)

Calidore String Quartet (USA)
Alexandra Conunova violin (Moldova)
Zoltán Fejérvári piano (Hungary)
Maria Milstein violin (Russia)
Beatrice Rana piano (Italy)
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola (Norway)

In Honour of Claudio Abbado
Quartetto Lyskamm (Italy)