Borletti-Buitoni Trust announces its 2022 awards for young musicians

Recognising the difficulties that musicians have faced in the last two years, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust has increased its awards funding for 2022

Cellist Anastasia Kobekina

In recognition of the difficulties faced by musicians over the last two years, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, which seeks to support young musicians all over the world, has increased its funding for 2022, granting four awards of £30,000 each. The recipients are 27-year-old Russian-born cellist Anastasia Kobekina, 23-year -old New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis, 29-year-old British baritone James Newby and 28-year-old Macedonian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska.

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In addition,  the Trust has awarded five fellowships of £20,000 each to the Consone Quartet, 33-year-old British tenor Alessandro Fisher, 22-year-old Bulgarian-Chinese cellist Zlatomir Fung, 22-year old Dutch recorder player Lucie Horsch and 27-year-old British-Russian baritone Theodore Platt.

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As well as assisting with practical needs, these biennial awards are intended to help young musicians create imaginative projects that will help to develop their future careers.