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 "Beautiful melodies, contagious rhythms and impassioned improvisations."
     
Guitar Player / Brazil

faculty 

New School University College of Performing Arts              
LaBella Strings artist

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”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.”

Paquito d’Rivera

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"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

Breaking News

DIÁLOGOS DUO

NEW CD now available:
"Choro Tributes"

• CDs and Digital Downloads 

• CD Release Concerts TBA

• New suite "Cantos do Nordeste"
7th suite in 18 movements

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"EMBOLADA"
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 at New York Guitar Seminar teaching Brazilian Guitar Panorama

Richard at New York Guitar Seminar teaching Brazilian Guitar Panorama

Sopros de PE clarinet quartet from Recife, Brazil. CLICK photo to visit COMPOSITIONS PAGE.

Sopros de PE clarinet quartet from Recife, Brazil. CLICK photo to visit COMPOSITIONS PAGE.

“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.”

Ricardo Iznaola
Distinguished University Professor in Music
Artist-in-Residence and Chair of Guitar Studies, Emeritus
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver

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