Erin Bouriakov is an international soloist, chamber musician, lecturer and a teacher, and is a faculty at UCLA. She has appeared as a soloist with the Mariinsky theater Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, Musica Viva and others. Together with her husband, Denis Bouriakov, they frequently perform and record together worldwide. Erin has won a number of competitions both in USA and abroad.
Mrs. Bouriakov was born in Seoul, Korea. She has moved to USA to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studied with Tyra Gilb. She then went on to studying at Oberlin Conservatory with Michel Debost, and later at the Royal Academy of Music in London with William Bennett. Erin has also studied with a former principal of La Scala Bruno Cavallo in Milano, Italy. She had been appointed the Principal Flute of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Co. in 2006. As an orchestral musician Ms. Bouriakov has performed in many orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. While living in New York, she was an assistant teacher at Juilliard pre-college.
Erin is a Haynes flutes artist since 2016 and is playing a 14K all gold model.