WISSAM BOUSTANY . Flute
TATIANA PRIMAK KHOURY . Piano
Baabdath – The New Church
Thursday November 25, 2021
Physically distanced seating . Mandatory face mask
First come first seated
No Reservations/No Tickets
Doors Open at 7:15 pm
REALMS OF THE SPIRIT
M. BONIS (1858-1937)
Sonata for Flute & Piano
Andantino con moto
C.P.E. BACH (1714-1788)
Sonata for solo Flute in A minor, H.562 (1747)
W. STENHAMMAR (1871-1927)
Romance Sentimentale nr. 2 in F minor for Flute & Piano, Op.28 (1910)
F. POULENC (1899-1963)
Sonata for Flute & Piano, FP.164 (1857)
J. SIBELIUS (1865 – 1957)
Valse Triste nr. 1 for solo Piano, Op. 44 (1904)
W. GIESEKING (1895-1956)
Sonatine for Flute & Piano (1937)
Wissam Boustany (Flute)
One of only a few flutists to have launched a successful career as an international soloist, Wissam Boustany is a performer who inspires audiences with his energetic and communicative music-making. His flute has taken him on numerous tours to Europe, the Middle-East, Far East, USA and Latin America, where he continues to present many concerts, master-classes and workshops.
Born in Lebanon, Wissam Boustany began his musical studies in Beirut with his stepfather. He moved to Britain in 1977 where he studied at Chetham’s School of Music & the Royal Northern College of Music. He has received many awards, notably the Silver Medal in the 1982 Madeira International Flute Competition and (in the same year) the woodwind prize in the Royal Overseas League Competition. He was also the Silver Medallist in the Shell/LSO Competition and won the 2nd prize in the woodwind section of the first ‘BBC Young Musician of the Year’.
Tatiana Primak Khoury (Piano)
Tatiana Primak-Khoury is a sensitive player, who has managed to convey the multiplicity of moods the composers featured displayed in their music and is a great ambassador for this small country’s rich musical heritage.
Steve Arloff , musicweb-international.com
The Ukrainian – Lebanese pianist Tatiana Primak Khoury began her concert career in her native Ukraine before extending her activities to concerts in Europe, America and the Middle East. A laureate of national and international piano competitions in Ukraine, she graduated with honors at Kiev Lysenko Special Music School in 1991 followed by a master’s degree at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev, 1996. In 1998 she moved to Lebanon and since then has been committed to expanding the boundaries of traditional repertoire constantly searching and adding new Contemporary pieces such as works by Ovchinnikov, Rautavaara, Saygun, Roxanna Panufnik and many others to her growing repertoire and devoting her interest to performing rarely heard works by Ukrainian and Lebanese composers such as Lyatochinsky, Ishenko, Kolodub,Lysenko,Kosenko, Skorik, Stankovich, Liashenko, Anis Fuleihan,Toufic Succar,Georges Baz,Bechara El Khoury, Houtaf Khoury, Abdallah Masri, and Gabriel Yared , in addition to ther major repertoire.
A selection of paintings by Raouf Rifai (Harmony 2020/21 – Acrylic on canvas) is exhibited in the space allocated for the concert.