In Search of Inspiration - Wissam Boustany

25th - 26th September 2010, Winchester Cathedral

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 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'. In 1997 he was awarded a knighthood by the Lebanese government (Chevalier de l'Ordre du Cedre) in recognition of his music and peace work. He recently stood stood down from Trinity College of Music, where he taught for ten years, to become Chairman of the British Flute Society.

On 25 and 26 September 2010 Wissam will be visiting Winchester Cathedral to run an exciting weekend entitled "In Search of Inspiration". Each day will combine workshops, masterclasses, technique and a flute choir session - so bring your flute! The weekend promises to be very helpful and inspiring for flautists of all standards and will cost £25 per day. Players between Grade 3 and Grade 5 standard are invited to come along on Saturday 25 September and players Grade 6 and above on Sunday 26 September.

If you would like to attend one day or the whole weekend please complete the priority booking form below and return to: Sarah Heard, 86a Lodge Road, Southampton, SO14 6RG, along with full payment (please note there is a 75p charge if you would like your order posted to you in advance) or you can book online through Winchester Cathedral Box Office (www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk / 01962 857275)

On Saturday 25 September Wissam will be performing at the Baptist Church, Swan Lane, Winchester with pianist Aleks Szram. They will present a varied programme of flute repertoire from around the world. Tickets are £10, or £5 if bought in conjunction with a day ticket.

Just Flutes are supporting the weekend and will be visiting with an array of instruments, sheet music and accessories to try out, as well as music for you to browse. The shop will be open from 11am - 4pm on both days.

Applications to play in an individual masterclass must be made in advance and are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, for further details contact Sarah Heard (sarah@sarahheard.co.uk)

Download: more details and a booking form or the timetable or the concert programme