HEADJOINT: Arista and Lafin
ALTUS SINCE: 2000
AFFILIATION: Principal Flutist of the LA Philharmonic
INFLUENCES: William Bennett
Principal Flute of the Metropolitan Opera (New York), Denis Bouriakov enjoys one of most successful careers in the flute world. He has won prizes in many of the most important international competitions, including the Jean-Pierre Rampal, the Munich ARD, the Prague Spring, the Carl Nielsen, and the Kobe competitions. Often referred to as “the Paganini of the flute”, Bouriakov looks outside the standard flute repertoire for works that allow the flute to shine. In addition to having a phenomenal virtuoso technique, he is continually transcribing and performing violin concertos and sonatas, expanding the limits of flute technique and artistry.
Mr. Bouriakov released his first solo CD in 2009, which includes the Sibelius Violin Concerto in his own arrangement. He has also recorded the Bach Concerto for 2 Violins in d minor with flutist William Bennett and the English Chamber Orchestra. His 2012 CD, recorded in Japan, includes works by Copland, Debussy, Boehm, Jolivet and Prokofiev. Along with his orchestral life, Mr. Bouriakov is very active as a soloist and teacher; his most recent engagements have included recitals and master classes in the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Switzerland, Lithuania, Australia, Singapore and Taiwan.