Borletti-Buitoni Trust

The  Borletti-Buitoni Trust is a unique and prestigious foundation  for developing and sustaining the international careers of exceptional young classical musicians. With the backing of an international panel of the highest calibre, the BB Trust has been established to help young performers in as flexible and innovative a way as possible.  Working in partnership with managers, concert promoters, broadcasters and recording companies, the BB Trust aims to nurture selected musicians by encouraging their musical growth and providing an extended platform of opportunities which will gain them greater public recognition.

DBPR initiates PR campaigns for major projects of every BBT winner including CD launches, commissions, premieres, concert series and tours.
BBT celebrates a decade of award-giving with BBT CELEBRATED, a weekend of concerts, masterclasses, talks and debates at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in May 2013.




Cape Town Opera

Following the success of Porgy and Bess on tour in 2009, Cape Town Opera is returning to the UK in June 2012. A highlight of the tour is The Mandela Trilogy at Wales Millennium Centre on 20 & 21 June. Written and directed by Michael Williams with music by Allan Stephenson, Mike Campbell and Peter Louis van Dijk, it is a musical tribute to the legendary Nelson Mandela and dramatises key periods of his extraordinary life in different musical styles. Traditional Xhosa songs and jazz melodies are woven into a classical framework that follows Mandela from a young man in the Transkei, to revolutionary in the townships at the onset of apartheid, to Robben Island prisoner and the final walk to freedom. The company brings the celebrated Voice of the Nation Chorus and an entirely South African cast to the UK for Mandela Trilogy in a revised version of the production premiered in South Africa in 2010.

Mandela Trilogy
Critical Acclaim for Cape Town Opera








East Neuk Festival

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed East Neuk Festival presents world-class arts events in Scotland's beautiful East Neuk of Fife. It aims to provide the highest standard of live chamber music for residents of East Fife and to attract significant numbers of visitors to the area. The Festival developed from an annual short summer series of concerts given in the area by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and was subsequently independently founded in 2004. It has hosted some of the world's greatest artists and consequently its audience has grown year on year since its inception. The festival focuses on classical chamber music but has also featured world, jazz, folk and electronica. It has commissioned films, exhibitions and art installations. Literature events and guided walks also feature. The concerts and events take place in a range of venues throughout the East Neuk - small churches, an ex-nuclear bunker, caves, an RAF base, a Scout hut, stately homes & gardens - every year something new and unusual!

East Neuk Festival: Music programme 2012
East Neuk Festival: Littoral 2012
East Neuk Festival: Pilgrimage 2012







San Francisco Ballet

In September 2012 San Francisco Ballet returns to the London stage for the first time in eight years with a repertoire of ten ballets that show off the remarkable talents of the dancers - no fewer than nine of them UK premieres. Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson is renowned for his commitment to new and contemporary work and the London premieres include special commissions from choreographers including Edwaard Liang, Mark Morris, Ashley Page, Yuri Possokhov and Christopher Wheeldon.

SF Ballet London Season 2012







Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Following a Highlands summer tour in 2008 with the young London-born conductor Robin Ticciati, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra was in no doubt about the choice of its next Principal Conductor. He made is debut in the role in 2009 to great critical acclaim and has already extended his contract with SCO to a five year term, during which he can indulge his passion for diverse programming to exploit the SCO's wide ranging repertoire and talents.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 2012/13 Season







Llyr Williams, Pianist

There aren't many prizes in music that the young Welsh pianist LLYR WILLIAMS hasn't already accrued: a BBC New Generation Artist and recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, his is a searching and inquisitive talent. Practicing for up to seven hours a day at his home in rural Wales, sometimes recording his practice for added insight, his commitment to music is total. He eschews modern technology like email and the internet in order to preserve his privacy and minimise distraction. He walks, he reads, he studies, and in order to maintain that all-important sense of music created in the playing of it, he is constantly striving for 'newness' - new insights, new voicings, both in practice and performance. He grew up with voices, with opera, and, being a Welshman, he sang. He still does - though mainly through his fingers.

Llyr Williams: Living Music and Breathing Beethoven








Wales Millenium Centre - Mariinsky Opera Tour

A brand new children's choir, Only Kids Aloud, makes its debut with the Mariinsky Opera and Valery Gergiev in Mahler's Symphony No 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) at the start of the Russian company's UK Easter Tour 2012.

Mariinsky Opera and Valery Gergiev at Wales Millennium Centre
Visit to St Petersburg – Only Kids Aloud







Sapporo Symphony Orchestra

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations in 2011, The Sapporo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tadaaki Otaka, undertook a European tour including cities in Germany, Italy and the UK. The London concert at Southbank's Royal Festival Hall on 23 May was designated a benefit concert for the victims of the tragic earthquake and tsunami.

SSO Fundraiser for Japan Earthquake
SSO 50th Anniversary Tour
Critical Acclaim for Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in London







Iceland Symphony Orchestra

PR for announcement in January 2011 of Ilan Volkov as new principal conductor.










Dance East - Rural Retreat 2008

Conceived and organized by the dynamic Assis Careiro, director of DanceEast, the Rural Retreat has become one of the most anticipated forums dealing with issues of leadership in the world of dance.

PR for the 2008 Rural Retreat for future dance leaders with speakers including former England football manager Graham Taylor.







Olli Mustonen

Finnish musician Olli Mustonen has a unique  place on today’s music scene. As a pianist, he has challenged and fascinated audiences throughout Europe and America with his  brilliant technique and startling originality. In his role as conductor he founded the Helsinki Festival Orchestra and is Artist  in Association with the Tapiola Sinfonietta. As a composer he forms part of a very special line of musicians whose vision is  expressed as vividly in the art of re-creative interpretation  as it is in his own compositions.  
PR for 40th birthday year 2007.







Paul Hillier

Paul Hillier is one of the world’s foremost choral conductors and is founder director of Theatre of Voices and Chief Conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen. He co-founded The Hilliard Ensemble  and during his tenure as musical director the group rose  to international prominence. Hillier enjoys close creative relationships with many living composers, most notably Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt, both of whom have written works  for him to perform with his various ensembles. Alongside  projects with his own ensembles, he enjoys guest conducting  with many of the world’s finest choirs including the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
PR for UK tours for Theatre of Voices and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir 2005-2007.







Norwegian National Ballet

PR for UK tours.







The Australian Ballet

PR for July 2005 UK tour with Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake.








From Sweden was deliberately different from most music festivals: rather  than a concentrated flash of music over a festival weekend or themed week, From Sweden concentrated on building a momentum and awareness over  an extended period with a consistent programme of over  30 events built into the concert seasons October-December 2004 and January-June 2005..









Royal New Zealand Ballet

PR for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s  six-week tour of the UK in Spring 2004.







Nina Ananiashvili with stars of Russian ballet and Moscow Dance Theatre

PR for Sadler’s Wells season in March 2004.







Danish National Symphony Orchestra

PR for three UK tours including the BBC Proms







T'ang Quartet

Hailed as one of the hottest properties on Singapore’s classical music scene, the T’ang Quartet made its British debut at  Wigmore Hall on 26 March 2005 as part of the Singapore Season in London, organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore to showcase its top arts ensembles. Praised for its daring programming and insightful interpretations, the quartet performs to great acclaim in the United States and throughout Asia.








Ballet Stars of St. Petersburg

PR for gala performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, May 2003, as part of the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg. Participating dancers included  Andrei Batalov, Ilya Kuznetsov, Yulia Makhalina,  Irma Nioradze, Daria Pavlenko, Farukh Ruzimatov, Elvira Tarasova, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Igor Zelensky








Solti Foundation

PR for launch of Solti Foundation website in 2002 to mark what would have been Sir Georg Solti’s 90th birthday.








Ryuichi Sakamoto

Legendary Japanese musician, composer and collaborator Ryuichi Sakamoto’s career has spanned decades and proves his own maxim that the only constant in life is change.

PR for Ryuichi Sakamoto’s UK and European tours and recording projects 1991-2002.







The William Walton Centenary 2002

PR for the William Walton’s centenary in 2002 which was celebrated with musical events the length and breadth of the UK including two major festivals at London’s Southbank Centre and in the north of England, as well as concerts, talks, educational programmes, new CD releases and the publication of three new books.






La Mortella

PR in 2001/2 to promote, as a tourist destination, La Mortella, the amazing sub-tropical garden on the island of Ischia in southern Italy that was the home of Sir William and Lady Walton.
Plus publication of the first major photographic book on La Mortella with photography by John Ferro Sims and text by Lady Walton (New Holland Publishing)..







Handmade in Italy

Co-author with photographer John Ferro Sims of 'Handmade in Italy' (New Holland 2002). Italy is unique in Europe in being at the forefront of style, fashion and design and yet still steeped enough in its traditional cultures to have preserved the artisan way of life. This book celebrates the highly skilled individuals who have chosen the 'luxury of  going slowly' in the face of e-commerce, mass manufacture and globalisation and are still producing items of beauty and utility in glass, metal, stone, fabric and ceramic.







Pacific Northwest Ballet

PR for July 2002 Sadler’s Wells season.







Dame Beryl's Evening

PR for gala evening directed by Wayne Sleep at Sadler’s Wells in 2002 to celebrate the 75th birthday of Dame Beryl Grey, one of England’s most popular and accomplished ballerinas, remembered for her magnificent performing career and cherished for her ongoing commitment to the world of dance.







Houston Ballet

PR for London season 2001







Viktoria Mullova

PR for Through the Looking Glass CD release and associated concerts 2000-2001







Sonia Slany

PR in 2000 focusing on the monochord, including concert at London Jazz Festival







Between the Notes

PR for concert tour in 2000