Wouter Kellerman

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Wouter Kellerman
Birth name Wouter Kellerman
Born (1961-09-20) September 20, 1961 (age 52)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Genres World, Roots, Classical, Jazz, Instrumental
Occupations Musician, Composer
Instruments Flute, "C"Flute (Traverse Flute), Bass Flute, Fife, Alto Flute, Bansuri (Indian Flute)
Years active 1981–present
Website www.wouterkellerman.com
Notable instruments
Nagahara Gold C Flute, Copper Yamaha alto,

Wouter Kellerman (born 20 September 1961) is a South African flautist and music composer who has won two South African Music Awards (SAMA’s : the South African version of the Grammy Awards).[1] Using his classical training as a foundation, Kellerman has focused his attention on World and Roots music, exploring the versatility of the instrument and fusing classical and contemporary sounds. Kellerman's albums were mixed by Grammy Award–winning sound engineer, S. Husky Höskulds and have been released in South Africa, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia and most recently in the USA.

Performances[edit]

Kellerman's flute-playing can be heard on the soundtrack of the Emmy Award-winning film Eye of the Leopard.[citation needed]

Philanthropy[edit]

Kellerman has sponsored the living expenses of 10 children in the SOS Children’s Village in Ennerdale, South Africa for the past 14 years and has also financed the building of a house in the SOS Children’s Village in Rustenburg. For his continued efforts in helping give these children a better life, Kellerman was nominated by the SOS Children’s Villages for the 2007 Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy.[citation needed] He continues to facilitate the teaching of young dance and music students.

Nominations and Awards[edit]

  • Nomination for the 2007 Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy
  • Nominated for the 2008 SAMA (South African Music Award) for 'Best Instrumental Album'
  • Winner of the 2010 SAMA for 'Best Instrumental/Jazz/popular Classical DVD)'[8]
  • Winner of the 2011 SAMA for 'Best Instrumental Album'[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alive, Media. "The South African Music Awards winners 2011". MediaAlive. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wouter Kellerman Performs at World Cup". SXSW. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kellerman Opening Act (Australia)". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kellerman Opening". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  5. ^ KICK, SONG. "Midem-Cannes". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Center, Kennedy. "Wouter Kellerman". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Gullard, Maria. "Flautist Wouter Kellerman focuses on mood at the Kennedy Center". The Examiner. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Alive, Media. "The South African Music Awards winners 2010". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Alive, Media. "The South African Music Awards winners 2011". MediaAlive. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 

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