Borletti-Buitoni Trust: Making a Difference

Sunday 19 May 2013 - Sunday 19 May 2013

After a decade of support and award-giving to young musicians, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust’s (BBT) legacy is a roster of some of the world’s most sought-after soloists - just some of whom are participating in this celebratory weekend. As well as three evening concerts with founding trustee Mitsuko Uchida, BBT Unwrapped and BBT Out of the Box free events provide a lively insight into the careers of talented musicians with pre-concert talks, masterclasses and a keen debate, Is Talent Enough? www.bbtrust.com

BBT Unwrapped                                                                                                                                
So what does it take to become a brilliant musician in demand on concert platforms all over the world?  Exceptional talent, yes – but that’s not the whole story.  Behind every performance is a relentless regime of preparation, practice, promotion and hard work bolstering the sheer talent and virtuosity. BBT Unwrapped aims to give a lively insight into the careers of some of the young musicians BBT has supported as they progress their flourishing careers.

Masterclasses
Public masterclasses are fascinating events enjoyed by everyone – be they musicians, students, fans or just music-loving members of the audience.  They are a chance to discover more of the personality and virtuosity of the players and gain insight into the techniques and capabilities of a musical instrument.  BBT has chosen four of its award winners specially committed to broadening the appreciation and understanding of their particular instruments.

BBT out of the box
A chance to hear yet more BBT award winners in informal late-night music making.

To learn more about the Borlett-Buitoni Trust watch this YouTube video.

Borletti-Buitoni Trust: Making a Difference brochure.

Past Events

18 May 2013

BBT Unwrapped: percussion masterclass

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Colin Currie, acclaimed for his virtosity, showmanship and musical integrity, leads a masterclass with students from London conservatoires.

18 May 2013

BBT Unwrapped: trombone masterclass

Queen Elizabeth Hall

In this revealing masterclass, Dutch trombonist Jörgen van Rijen is on stage with students of the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a visiting p ...

18 May 2013

BBT Interview: Elias String Quartet

Queen Elizabeth Hall

In early 2011, with Borletti-Buitoni Trust's support, the Elias String Quartet launched a unique website which openly shared with the public their ...

19 May 2013

BBT Unwrapped: oboe masterclass

Queen Elizabeth Hall

A masterclass with Russian oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk, who doesn't just have big lungs (it's official!) and a big smile, he also has an all-embraci ...