Wissam Boustany has toured South/North America, Europe and the Middle/Far East and Africa. In 1995 Boustany founded the international initiative Towards Humanity, which uses music as a catalyst to support humanitarian projects on an international scale. Born in Lebanon, Boustany moved to Britain in 1977 where he studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. After being awarded the Bass Concerto Award, he won the Silver Medal in the 1982 Madeira International Flute Competition, the woodwind prize in the Royal Overseas League Competition and the silver medal in the Shell/LSO Competition. He was 2nd prize winner in the woodwind section of the first BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1978. In 1997 he was awarded a knighthood by the Lebanese government in recognition of his music and humanitarian work. The next year he was presented with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester.
"...A great disc in every way."
Steve Arloff - MusicWeb-International.com - 23 May 2012
"...very nicely delivered with a wry touch of humour where required by Boustany and Warzycki... ...delivered with delightful insouciance by Boustany with perfect syncopated rhythmic touches from Warzycki.... ...The slow movement is one of Martinu’s mysterious nocturnes, a beautiful meditative piece which Boustany delivers with ideal poise..."
Paul Corfield Godfrey - musicweb-international.com