Enjoy an exceptional flute recital by renowned flautist Wissam Boustany in the beautiful candlelit setting of St Mary Le Strand. It's a hugely appealing programme that will be sure to start your weekend in style! There's also a good choice of restaurants and bars nearby to complete your evening. Featuring Wissam Boustany - Flute Warren Mailley-Smith - Piano Programme Poulenc - Sonata Tchaikovsky - Lensky's Air (from 'Eugen Onegin’) Wissam Boustany - 1 Drop Full Max Meyer-Olbersleben - Fantaisiesonate op. 17 About tonight's performer Wissam Boustany’s passionate musicality has helped him forge a unique reputation as an international flute soloist. His charismatic stage presence brings tremendous power and subtlety to a wide range of musical genres ranging from baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary and jazz settings. Imaginative programming often mixes the innovative with the traditional, captivating audiences with an engaging style that combines an improvisatory flair with a wide emotional and expressive range, as well as an acute sense of tone color and nuance. Wissam has developed a unique duo partnership with pianist Aleksander Szram. In 2015, they toured in Australia, Canada, USA, Holland, and Norway, leaving audiences consistently overwhelmed by the way they both perform from memory, bringing a completely heightened experience and intensity into their adventurous music-making. Wissam regularly performs and teaches in a variety of contexts, facilitating the growth of young talent. He has created his own teaching method titled “A Method Called Love”, which has spread internationally, focusing on improvisation, memory, self-reliance and the development of the concept of Love as a powerful motivator, facilitator and teacher. He has been a long-standing flute professor at Trinity Laban, London, and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Warren Mailley-Smith has developed a large following across the UK, with audiences warming to his outstanding pianism, effortless technique and charismatic charm. He made waves in the music world in 2015 through his extraordinary achievement of performing the complete solo works of Chopin. His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation and gave over 100 solo performances in 2022. He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 4-year period for a 12-disc set for Sleeveless Records. Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College Of Music.
Wissam Boustany: Flute Masterpieces by Candlelight