London snares star flute

London snares star flute


norman lebrecht

June 06, 2018

The Royal Academy of Music has engaged Denis Bouriakov as Visiting Professor in flute.

Denis is principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic – he will have a long commute – and one of the most expressive soloists around.

He says: ‘Very honoured to be back at the Academy. As an alumus myself, I treasure the school and it’s very dear to me. I was very fortunate to study with William Bennett OBE for 4 years at the Academy, and those were amazing years! Coming from Russia, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the RAM’s generous support.’


  • Barry Guerrero says:

    I thought one snares a drummer, not a flautist.

  • Francis Asissy says:

    Yeah, but it doesn’t have the same “feel.”

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    “Visiting Professor in flute” . . . then just flitters away?