Flute Flight Flute Day with Wissam Boustany and Nicola Woodward-17th November 2019

Flute Flight Flute Day with Wissam Boustany and Nicola Woodward-17th November 2019

Sun 17th Nov 2019 9.30 – 1600 – public concert 16.30-17.30
Cossham Hall, Thornbury, Nr Bristol BS35 2BJ

Two distinguished flautists Wissam Boustany and Nicola Woodward will share their love of the flute and leave you inspired to take your own playing onwards and upwards.


  • 9.30 Introduction, welcome and Open classes*
  • Break
  • 11.30 Ensembles – choose flute choir or folk session
  • Lunch
  • 1.30 Open classes or ensemble for younger players
  • 3.00 Q and A / discussion / rehearsals for public concert
  • Tea
  • 4.30 Final Public Concert – a feast from the the day to include everyone; selected open class participants, choirs folk ensemble and solos by Wissam and Nicola

​*Open class is essentially a ‘masterclass’ but will be informal and aim to involve the ‘audience’ as much as possible. Anyone regardless or age or ability may take part.

Masterclass participant/flute choir/concert: £40 (£35 concessions/students/BFS members)
Masterclass observer/flute choir/concert: £25 (£20 concessions/students/BFS members)
Concert ticket: £8 (£5 parents/carers/students/BFS members)

U14s need an adult to stay (free). U18s will need to and stay on the premises for the duration.

Tutors are DBS checked. There will be no 1-1 time but everyone is here at their own risk.


Wissam Boustany – Flute “Music opens the doors of inspiration between people and nations and helps us reflect on our common humanity.”The flautist Wissam Boustany has established an international career as a concert artist and teacher touring South and North America, Europe and the Middle/Far East. In 1995 Wissam Boustany founded the initiative Towards Humanity which uses music as a catalyst to support humanitarian projects on an international scale.



Denis Bouriakov Flute Masterclass-Royal Academy of Music-19th November 2019

Denis Bouriakov Flute Masterclass-Royal Academy of Music-19th November 2019

Denis Bouriakov in Residence

Date – Tue 19 Nov 2019, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Space – Angela Burgess Recital Hall
Venue – Royal Academy of Music

With Denis Bouriakov, Academy alumnus, International soloist and Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


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.


A Course for Elite Flautists with Anna Pope and David Katz-Nov 2019

A Course for Elite Flautists with Anna Pope and David Katz-Nov 2019

A Course for Elite Flautists presented as two stand-alone modules and a consolidation module by:

  • Anna Pope – Flute Teacher
  • David Katz – Movement Coach

Are you a dinosaur? Now for something revolutionary …
Musicians are athletes as well as artists. Traditional teaching methods neglect the body. Experience the benefits of evolution from this ‘dinosaur approach’ to a holistic approach – you, the Flute Teacher and the Movement Coach working together.

Module One
❖ Your body as the instrument
❖ Posture and tone production
❖ Finger technique

Module Two
❖ Breathing; understand how your lungs, muscles and diaphragm work ❖ Support; what is it, where does it come from?
❖ Articulation; solving the mystery of the tongue
Consolidation module
❖ Consolidation and integration of modules one and two.
❖ Performance masterclass; a ‘before and after’ comparison of solo and ensemble playing

Modules one and two will be run in the autumn and spring terms. They can be attended in any order. Modules one and two must be completed before attending module three which will be held in the summer term. 2020 dates and London venue to be confirmed.

£125.00 per module Including refreshments and memory stick video diary of your day (maximum of six participants).

Autumn Module One: Sunday 10th November 2019
Autumn Module Two: Sunday 1st December 2019

London School of Soft Tissue Therapy, 28 Station Parade, Willesden, London NW2 4NX

Website: www.flute-fit.com

Information and booking:
Please use contact page on the website

Anna Pope
MA (Oxon), Hon ARAM, ARCM

Anna PopeAnna Pope teaches the flute at the Purcell School, the Junior Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. She has taught at specialist level for over 20 years and is very proud of the achievements of her pupils. They have been an almost continuous presence in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain since 1993, including three principal flutes and two principal piccolos. Emma Halnan in 2010 was the second of her pupils to be a Concerto Finalist

in the BBC Young Musician competition. Many of her former students are now in the profession as players and teachers, notably Juliette Bausor, principal flute of the Northern Sinfonia and London Mozart Players.

Anna has always concerned herself with the physical and mental well-being of her students, seeing a fit body and mind as fundamental to the achievement of full potential. Her collaboration with David Katz to introduce Bodywork into instrumental training has added a whole new dimension. Their research is ongoing, and their constantly evolving techniques are producing exciting results.

Anna is a member of the Pipe Dreams trio. A CD is available on the Guild label, GMCD 7390.

David KatzDavid Katz is a highly skilled movement consultant & manual therapist, with a passion for the biomechanics of ideal dynamic & static posture.

David uses a variety of massage, mobilization & movement techniques to maintain or restore ideal function. He runs his own busy Remedial Pilates studios & Bodywork practice.

David teaches his own courses, is a senior tutor at the London School of Sport & Remedial Massage, is a lecturer on the “Balanced Body Pilates on tour London” & a presenter on other mainstream Pilates courses at graduate & post graduate level.

In private practice for nearly twenty years David has worked with clients in many fields, from international sports & professional dancers to office workers. David has a particular interest in how form & function affect performing artists.

Sheffield Flute Choir Winter Concert-23rd November 2019

Sheffield Flute Choir Winter Concert-23rd November 2019

Sheffield Flute Choir present their winter concert, in aid of Sheffield Samaritans. Join them for an hour of music for flutes – from piccolo to bass flute, from duets to big ensemble pieces – followed by tea and cakes.

Expect music from all sorts of genres to brighten up a winter afternoon (there may even be a few early hints of Christmas!).

70% of the profits from this concert will be donated to Sheffield Samaritans to support their vital work in the local community. There will also be a raffle at the concert to raise further funds for the Samaritans, with three great prizes – 1st prize – a voucher for a weekend in a Yorkshire countryside cottage, 2nd prize – a £50 Thornbridge voucher, 3rd prize – 2 tickets for Deepcar Brass Band’s Christmas concert.


Flauguissimo Duo-Yu Wei Hu and Johnan Lofving Flute and Theorbo Recital-27th November 2019

Flauguissimo Duo-Yu Wei Hu and Johnan Lofving Flute and Theorbo Recital-27th November 2019

Wed 27 November, 1:05pm
Main Auditorium, The Venue
Free admission, no booking required.

Flauguissimo Duo
Yu-Wei Hu – flute
Johan Löfving – theorbo

  • Couperin – Huitiéme Concert dans le goût Théâtral
  • Anna Amalia von Preussen – Sonata for flute and basso continuo
  • Kapsberger – Canario
  • Hotteterre – Prelude from L’art de Préluder
  • Hotteterre – Air de M de Bousset from Airs et Brunettes
  • Barsanti – Dumbarton’s Drums
  • Barsanti – The Lass of Pealie’s Mill
  • Roman – Sonata for flute and basso continuo

Flauguissimo Duo was founded by flautist Yu-Wei Hu and guitarist Johan Löfving. Yu-Wei and Johan have dazzled audiences across the UK and beyond, performing in venues such as Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square in London, Sage Gateshead in Newcastle and St George’s Bristol.

Recently Flauguissimo was invited to perform in the Stratford-on-Avon, Kings Lynn and London Guitar festivals. Other highlights include the Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe in the Netherlands, selection for Brighton Early Music Festival Live, the International Guitar Foundation Young Artist Platform 2015, Concordia Young Artists and Live Music Now. Flauguissimo Duo’s performances were highly appreciated by both audience and music critics.


William Bennett Flute Masterclass-Royal Academy of Music-27th November 2019

William Bennett Flute Masterclass-Royal Academy of Music-27th November 2019

Performance – Wed 27 Nov 2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Space – David Josefowitz Recital Hall
Venue – Royal Academy of Music
Performer / Teacher – William Bennett

With William Bennett, international soloist and Academy professor.

Free, no tickets required.