Flute Masterclass with Denis Bouriakov 1-6th September 2019

Flute Masterclass with Denis Bouriakov 1-6th September 2019

Don’t miss this great opportunity to participate in a Masterclass with Denis Bouriakov in Greece, 1st to 6th of September 2019.
Location: “New Conservatory of Thessaloniki” Thessaloniki – Greece

Flute Masterclass with Denis Bouriakov 1-6th September 2019

  • Season: 1-6 September 2019
  • Languages of the masterclass: English,Russian
    (In case of need, Greek translation it is possible)
  • Masterclass offers to students to work for 6 days, with Denis Bouriakov. Each student gets 3 or 4 individual lessons. The course take place at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki.
  • The selection of participants will be made in order of priority according to the date of apply.
  • The number of active participants is limitedThe number of the listeners is unlimited.


  • The registration fee is € 100.- (shall not be reimbursed in case of cancellation).
  • The tuition fee for active participants is € 390.- for the full course (the registration fee is not included)
  • For listeners the price is € 70.- for the full course (the registration fee is not required)
  • The registration fee should be transferred with the application form.

Masterclass Website: https://athosart.wixsite.com/music


Denis Bouriakov has been Principal flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2015 and, before that, was Principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera from 2009. Denis has in recent years established himself as one of the most active and sought after soloists in the flute world. He has won prizes in many of the most important international competitions, including the Munich ARD, Jean-Pierre Rampal, the Prague Spring, the Carl Nielsen, and the Kobe competitions, to name a few.

Denis looks outside the standard flute repertoire for works that allow the flute to shine. In addition to having a phenomenal virtuoso technique and musicianship, he is continually transcribing and performing violin concertos and sonatas, expanding the limits of flute technique and artistry. His first solo CD included the Sibelius Violin Concerto and Bach Chaconne in his own arrangements. Bouriakov has also recorded the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with flutist William Bennett and the English Chamber Orchestra. His 2012 CD, recorded in Japan, includes more traditional flute repertoire, featuring works by Copland, Debussy, Boehm, Jolivet, and Prokofiev. In collaboration with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Denis has recorded his latest album with Romantic-era violin and flute concertos, including the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The CD will be released in 2016.

Denis has performed as a soloist with many orchestras worldwide, including the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Ensemble of Tokyo, the Hiroshima Philharmonic, the Odense Symphony, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Ensemble of Paris, and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. He has annual solo recital tours to Japan, and performs frequently in recitals and concertos all over the world.

Denis Bouriakov was born in Crimea in 1981. At the age of ten, he was given a place at the Moscow Central Special Music School, where he studied with Professor Y.N. Dolzhikov. With the support of the ”New Names” International Charity Foundation and the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, he toured in the next few years as a prodigy soloist to over 20 countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and the U.S., and performed for Pope John Paul II, Prince Michael of Kent, and the presidents of Russia, Romania, and Indonesia. When he turned 18, he went on to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Professor William Bennett (OBE). His graduation in 2001 was accompanied by the Principal’s Award, the diploma for Outstanding Recital, and a Teaching Fellowship Award for the following year. In 2006, the Academy awarded him the title Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. In 2014 he was awarded the Fellow of the RAM title. While in London, Bouriakov freelanced as principal flute with the Philharmonia of London, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leeds Opera North, and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony.

Denis’ first full-time orchestral position was as Principal Flute with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland (2005-2008), where he also taught at the Tampere Conservatory of Music. In 2008, he was appointed Principal Flute with the Barcelona Symphony under Eiji Oue. Later that year he won the Principal Flute position in the Metropolitan Opera in New York. His 2017 engagements include recitals, concertos, and coaching and master classes in Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S.A.

Denis plays on an Altus PS model flute and a Miguel S Arista headjoint.

Pro Corda Baroque Chamber Music Course at Leiston Abbey with Rachel Brown-22-26th August 2019

Pro Corda Baroque Chamber Music Course at Leiston Abbey with Rachel Brown-22-26th August 2019

Pro Corda Baroque Chamber Music Course at Leiston Abbey with Rachel Brown-22-26th August 2019
Pro Corda Baroque Chamber Music course, which offers a fantastic opportunity for players to immerse themselves in the rich repertoire of 18th-century chamber music!

Taking place at Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, August 22-26, the course concentrates on chamber music with period instruments (A 415), but also includes performances, daily instrumental classes with specialist baroque musicians, continuo coaching, baroque orchestra, baroque dance insight sessions and optional early morning yoga, all in the beautiful surroundings of a heritage site, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Repertoire is carefully chosen to give valuable experience to established historical players, whilst providing intensive training and a fundamental grounding in baroque style for newcomers to baroque instruments.

We also welcome modern instrumentalists and encourage them to experiment with baroque instruments/bows. Advanced pianists and organists are offered coaching in figured bass and obbligato harpsichord.

Our team of leading international teachers:

Rachel Brown, Flute & Recorder
Professor of Historical Flutes, Royal College of Music, Principal Flute & Recorder, Academy of Ancient Music

Adrian Butterfield, violin, viola
Professor of Baroque Violin, Royal College of Music, Leader/Director, London Handel Orchestra

Katherine Sharman, cello, gamba
Principal Cello, London Handel Orchestra, London Handel Players

James Johnstone, harpsichord
Professor of Early Keyboards, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Principal continuo, Monteverdi Orchestra

Woodwind, string and keyboard players are invited to apply by email: mail@procorda.com or by telephone: (+44) 01728 831354

Applications welcome from conservatoire and university students, young professionals, adults and 6th formers (aged 16+).

There is an ‘early bird’ reduction in fees paid before April 30th and Pro Corda may be able to advise on student bursaries.
Do get in touch if you have any questions.

Pro Corda Baroque Chamber Music Course at Leiston Abbey with Rachel Brown-22-26th August 2019 PDF

PLAY FOR PROGRESS established a weekly music programme in 2016, which is run in conjunction with the Refugee Council UK’s Children’s Section in Croydon for unaccompanied minor refugees and asylum seekers (teens under 18 who fled war and conflict) who have made it to the UK against all odds, and on their own.

As young people come into the UK, they must undergo the long and arduous process of gaining asylum through the Home Office.  While their applications are evaluated, many of these young people are placed in foster care or youth hostels in Croydon, and only some have been entered into formal education. Those who haven’t been given access to public schooling take basic classes at the Refugee Council itself.  Most of these teens endured harrowing experiences as they journeyed to get here, and upon arriving, discovered that the process of gaining asylum is itself is an arduous, lengthy, and traumatic one.

Play For Progress want to be there for these people, to offer ways for them to connect with the diverse and often overwhelming city that is London, to practice their language skills, to release tensions and healthily offer respite from trauma in a safe space, to forge supportive friendships and relationships, and to explore and develop their own creative potential. That is why they developed their music programme. Why music, you ask?

Making music unlocks the gates to self-appreciation, self-exploration and self-expression and enhances communal appreciation, expression and development. Play For Progress programmes are designed to encourage and enable these children to find enjoyment in music making, explore cultural traditions, collaborate with their peers and bring out their inner performer.

Research shows that learning music, even in programmes lasting only one month, improves reading skills, numeracy, vocabulary, abstract thinking skills, long-term and auditory memory, listening skills, and develops the part of the brain that is associated with sensory and motor function.

Beyond the scientific reasons for learning music, music education is beneficial in its own right: in the making of music! Music is a unique form of cultural and personal expression that exists in every culture. Music provides an outlet for creative thinking, a means for emotional processing and release, a method of encouraging self-discipline, and good old fashioned fun!

Play For Progress offer a range of courses and activities, such as private instrumental lessons, jam sessions, creative arts therapy, arty outings, and showcases and performances around the UK.

The best thing anyone can do is donate to Play For Progress, they are aiming for regular monthly donations, so they can continue to run monthly activities, but of course, anything helps.

Flute Lessons-Emmanuel Pahud-Flute Fundamentals

Flute Lessons-Emmanuel Pahud-Flute Fundamentals – A fascinating video from one of the masters of flute, Emmanuel Pahud discussing the fundamentals of flute playing (Presented by ‘Play With A Pro’). This introductory video gives a glimpse of the detailed video course aimed a student, intermediate and professional players alike. Emmanuel offers a fascinating incite advice on the six foundational principles of flute playing. Furthermore, ‘playwithapro.com’ are offering the full 53 minute video for a nominal fee. Click on the link below for further information.

  • Six Plan Video Lesson
  • Intro
  • Breathing and blowing
  • Vibrato
  • Tonguing
  • Double and Triple Tonguing
  • Flute Position and Embouchure
  • Intonation

Playwithapro.com – Emmanuel Pahud Videos