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Borletti-Buitoni Trust

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Press Release date: November 2011

BBT News Update November 2011

Unique ensemble comes together for Borletti-Buitoni Trust Showcase Tour

Unique ensemble comes together for Borletti-Buitoni Trust Showcase Tour

Amsterdam • London • Eindhoven
2-6 May 2012

Three Borletti-Buitoni Trust award-winners from 2004, violinist Viviane Hagner, violist Lawrence Power and cellist Christian Poltéra, are forming an exclusive ensemble with newcomer, pianist Khatia Buniatishvili (2010 award-winner) for a prestigious BBT showcase tour in May 2012.

Appearing at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw (2 May), London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (4 May) and Eindhoven’s Muziekgebouw (6 May) their performance programme includes some of the finest chamber works by Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms. The concert tour will be preceded by a residential retreat at the secluded Italian country home of Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, affording the musicians the rare and precious bonus of three days to rehearse and get to know each other before the tour.

At the London event only the concert will be preceded by the premiere of a short film about the history of the Trust and BBT’s founding trustee Dame Mitsuko Uchida will also be interviewed on stage. The celebrated Aronowitz Ensemble (BBT Special Ensemble Scholarship 2009) will also perform in the Front Room at the QEH after the concert in the main hall.

Looking forward to its 10-year milestone, BBT will announce at these concerts details of its tenth anniversary festival which will take place the following year in May 2013 in London with Mitsuko Uchida and a star-studded line-up of BBT award-winners from the past ten years.

More details of the tour and programmes

BBT Showcase Concerts

Hyeyoon Park

BBT Showcase Concerts

BBT presents a series of exclusive opportunities to hear outstanding BBT award-winners in the intimate and elegant drawing room of arts philanthropists Bob and Elisabeth Boas at 22 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NR. Each concert represents a UK/London debut.


Hyeyoon Park violin
17 January 2012 

Still in her teens, this sought-after Korean violinist has already won many prizes and performed with some of the world’s finest orchestras and conductors. Frequently praised for her radiant stage presence, she is also lauded for her vivid personality and inspiring and mature interpretations of repertoire stretching from Bach to Bartok. This will be her first UK performance and she will be accompanied by fellow ARD International Music Competition winner Marianna Shirinyan on piano.
(2011 BBT Award)


Trio Mondrian 19 November 2011

Ohad Ben-Ari (piano), Daniel Bard (violin) and Hila Karni (cello) are the Trio Mondrian and perform regularly in Israel and throughout Europe.
(2009 BBT Fellowship)

Augustin Hadelich violin  14 December 2011

27 year-old Augustin Hadelich is already a top-ranking violinist in great demand in Europe and the US (where he now lives) and is critically acclaimed for his unerring technique and powers of expression.
(2011 BBT Fellowship)