"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, vocalist, composer and educator lend him an artistic passport into almost any musical style."
"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
"If I didn't know Richard Boukas I would certainly think he was a Brazilian from Pernambuco. When playing his works, we observe the refinements of a well-crafted language which has a Brazilian identity extracted with a mastery of our culture.
In DIÁLOGOS DUO, we have a "Musical Conversation" between Boukas- a daring, pioneering composer and guitarist with a very Brazilian accent- allied with the talented clarinetist Louis Arques who has the Brazilian wind as a trademark in his playing.
Hail, Richard and Louis - Brazilian Music thanks you for the valuable contribution you are making by taking our sound around the world !!"
Professor of Clarinet
Federal Institute of Pernambuco (IFPE)
Sopros de Pernambuco Clarinet Quartet
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“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