"Beautiful melodies, contagious rhythms and impassioned improvisations."
Guitar Player / Brazil
New School University College of Performing Arts
LaBella Strings artist
”It is very rare to find an American musician who embraces our music and culture with such passion and authenticity. Richard Boukas is one of these exceptional artists. His diverse talents as a guitarist, composer, vocalist and educator lend him an artistic passport into almost any musical situation.”
"Very few musicians today can be so adept at the arts of composition, arrangement and performance of a musical language that they were not born into. Richard Boukas is one of these rare individuals, and I heartily recommend his work in all its multiple forms. He definitely has captured the soul of Brazilian music in his heart."
Jovino Santos Neto
three-time Grammy nominee
former member, Hermeto Pascoal Grupo
– DIÁLOGOS DUO
• NEW CD now available:
• CDs and Digital Downloads
• CD Release Concerts TBA
• New suite "Cantos do Nordeste"
7th suite in 18 movements
• BRAZILIAN GUITAR PANORAMA
• DYNAMIC EAR TRAINING
(SEND E MAIL FOR DETAILS)
New clarinet quartet composition
for "Sopros de PE", Pernambuco, Brazil
• Composed for the acclaimed Brazilian clarinet quartet based in Recife. Boukas met the ensemble at 2019 ClarinetFest where they and Diálogos Duo were featured performers.
“Richard Boukas' rich array of new compositions for clarinet and guitar is truly wonderful, full of signature Boukasian harmonic surprises, rhythmic vitality and always heart-felt melos, even in the most virtuosic contours. Boukas has created, all by himself, a major repository of novel and substantial music for this delightful chamber ensemble, inspired by the Brazilian musical vernacular, that deserves and will achieve ample international exposure and acclaim.”
Distinguished University Professor in Music
Artist-in-Residence and Chair of Guitar Studies, Emeritus
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver