Wissam Boustany

Wissam Boustany has toured extensively in South/North America, Europe, the Middle/Far East and Africa. He founded the initiative Toward Humanity, using music to support humanitarian projects internationally.

Born in Lebanon, Boustany has won the Silver Medal at the 1982 Madeira International Flute Competition, the Woodwind Prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition, as well as Silver Medal at the Shell/LSO Competition and the 2nd Prize in Woodwind Section BBC Young Musician of the Year 1978. In 1997 he was awarded a knighthood in Lebanon, in recognition of his humanitarian work and has also received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum, Switzerland.

Wissam has recently taken an interest in conducting and launched the Pro Youth Philharmonia in 2018, which sadly did not survive the pandemic.

A former professor of flute at Trinity Laban and the Royal Northern College of Music, he has developed a musical philosophy for teaching and performing titled ‘A Method Called Love’, which has become known internationally.

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