Concert Reviews

”…And then there was the magic of Wissam Boustany's flute…Few will forget Boustany's highly physical rendering of Bartόk's Hungarian Peasant Suite, moving gradually from lyrical yearning to increasingly exuberant dance. His flute version of Bach's Erbarme Dich (from St Matthew Passion) was highly moving, as indeed was Boustany's own composition Broken Child: a lament with spare and steely piano beneath…”
Andrew Gordon,, UK (2019)

“… A fantastic flutist…Then Wissam Boustany entered the stage…Boustany made a deep impression. His playing was virtuosic with beautiful tone, superb technique and deeply musical. Khatchaturian’s music is influenced by the East and West, is exotic and a little mystical, especially in the middle movement, and was intoxicating for an audience so excited that the applause was reverberating already after the first movement…”
Emil Otto Syversten, Faædrelandsvennen, Kristiansand, Norway (2015)

“...Right from the start we are seduced by the large enveloping, even dominating sonority of his flute: in the initial Allegretto W.B. plays this movement with such eloquence and a Mendelssohnian nostalgia that is omnipresent...breathtaking phrasing, a sublimely elegant legato, as well as an acute sense of colour...the hyper-virtuosity of the soloist leads an orchestra that is completely galvanized...”
Etienne Kupélian (originally in French), Agenda Culturel (March 2014),

“...We miss the absences of that songbird...At every instance I question my pen as to what it can tell of that songbird that it hadn't told before......a sublime musicality...that brings us back to W.B.'s flute playing, youthful and pure. The passing time has not obscured its transparency....”
An-Nahar news (March 2014), May Menassa  (originally in Arabic)

"... a marvellous recital...very special; recommended unreservedly...”
Musical Pointers (December 2011)