12 Walham Grove
London   SW6 1QP, United Kingdom
Tel:  0207 385 5569  •  Email:  wizzflute@gmail.com

Date of Birth:  01/10/1960 (Beirut, Lebanon)  •  Nationality:   British


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 (further information available).


Musical Training

1979 – 1980   The Royal Northern College of Music
                       Professional Performers Diploma – Distinction

1977 – 1979   Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester

Awards and Competitions

1998        The Crystal Award
                Presented at the World Economic Forum - Davos, Switzerland

1997        Knighthood (Chevalier de l’ordre du Cêdre)
               Awarded by the Lebanese Government

1982        Madeira International Flute Competition - silver medallist

1981        London Symphony Orchestra/Shell Competition - silver medallist

1978        BBC Young Musician of the Year - 2nd Prize, woodwind section 


2014        Aztec Dances (Chandos) - BBC Philharmonic conducted by Bramwell Tovey
2011         This Invisible World (Nimbus Alliance)
2005       Mirror of Eternity (Nimbus Alliance) - National Symphony Orch. of Ukraine conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko
1998        Vivaldi's Children (Nimbus Alliance)
1997        Wandering Winds (Nimbus Alliance)
1993        Beat Furrer – Concerto (Deutsche Grammophon) - Wien Modern Ensemble conducted by Claudio Abbado
1990        Sounds from Within (Nimbus Alliance)    
1985        Il Viaggio A Rheims (Deutsche Grammophon) - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by Claudio Abbado

Collaborations with Composers

Bushra El-Turk                    Marionette
Houtaf Khoury                    Miroir D’Eternité
Houtaf Khoury                    Après un Rêve
Yevhen Stankovych             Sonata of Serenades
David Sutton-Anderson     A Fisherman’s Tale    
Alun Hoddinott                  Nocturne and Caprice
Tarek Younis                        Rising from the Ashes
Paul Reade                          Concerto
Peter Cowdrey                    Land of the Prophets
Carl Witt                             This Invisible World
Pierre Thilloy                       L’Arbre Aux Étoiles
Paul Renan                           The Broken Wing
Dai Fujikura                         Poison Mushroom
Michael Oliva                      Fluid Cities
Beat Furrer                          Chamber Concerto
Simon Holt                          Maiastra
Boghos Gelalian                  Quatre Jeux
Walid Howrani                     Lifecycle
Marcel Khalife                     Lovebirds
Shaun Bracey                      Fragments of Hope

Masterclasses & Teaching Positions

Institutions         The Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity Laban, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Chetham’s School of Music, UCLA, Illinois State University, University of Northern Carolina, University of Santa Barbara,  University of California (Los Angeles), Manhattan School of Music, and music schools in many of the countries listed below

Private Courses   Intensive courses held in Canada; USA, UK, Belgium, France, Poland, Greece and Croatia

Teaching Posts        Trinity Laban (1999-2009) and Royal Northern College of Music (2010-2015)

Countries Toured

North America:    USA and Canada
South America:    Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia
Europe:    United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Ukraine, Croatia and Spain
Middle East:    Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iraq and Qatar
Far East:    China, Australia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan
Africa:    Egypt, Morocco, Zimbabwe and Botswana


Orchestral Experience

Former Principal:    Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Freelance:               London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Bach Orchestra, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Palestine National Orchestra, Liceu Opera Orchestra


Flute solo                  “And The Wind Whispered” (published by Tetractys Publishing)
Flute and piano         “Broken Child” (published by Tetractys Publishing)