Flutology Lab is excited to share the news that Denis Bouriakov, Principal Flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be in Sapporo for the month of July as flute mentor, clinician, and soloist with the Pacific Music Festival. Mr. Bouriakov kicked off his activities in Sapporo with a pre-festival performance of the following program at Kitara Hall on Thursday, June 21:
Jean Sibelius – Violin Concerto in d minor (arr. Bouriakov)
Lowell Liebermann – Sonata
Pierre Sancan – Sonatine
Luciano Berio – Sequenza I
CPE Bach – Sonata in a minor
The performance showcased Mr. Bouriakov’s full rich tone, formidable technique, and engaging musicianship. Those in attendance were awed by the opportunity to hear him live in a solo recital setting. The performance of Mr. Bouriakov, an Altus Performing Artist, was sponsored in part by Altus Flutes who brought an array of exquisite instruments for those in attendance to try on site.
Mr. Bouriakov’s summer at the Pacific Music Festival 2018 will culminate with him as soloist with the PMF Orchestra, Valery Gergiev conducting, on Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00 p.m. at Kitara Symphony Hall. He will be the featured soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s Halil for Flute and Orchestra. Also on the program are:
W.A. Mozart – Oboe Concerto
Gustav Mahler – Symphony #7
Details on Mr. Bouriakov’s open masterclasses and open rehearsals will be posted as soon as this information becomes available. The Pacific Music Festival Orchestra is comprised of young musicians (under age 30) selected by international audition. The 2018 PMF Orchestra flute section members are Hyeon-Jeong Choi (S.Korea), Marta Gomez Alonso (Spain), Ning Hsu (Taiwan), Tommaso Pratola (Italy), and Aliya Vodovozova (Russia). Keep your ears open for great music from these five in the future!