Wouter Kellerman

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Wouter Kellerman
Birth name Wouter Kellerman
Born (1961-09-20) 20 September 1961 (age 53)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Genres World, Roots, Classical, Jazz, Instrumental
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Flute, "c"flute (traverse flute), Bass Flute, Fife, Alto Flute, Bansuri (Indian Flute)
Years active 1981–present
Website wouterkellerman.com
Notable instruments
Nagahara Gold C Flute, Copper Yamaha alto,

Wouter Kellerman (born 20 September 1961) is a Grammy® nominated 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 received a Grammy® Nomination at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards[2] for his 2014 album Winds of Samsara, a collaboration with Indian composer and producer Ricky Kej. Winds of Samsara reached No. 1 on the US New Age Album Billboard Charts[3] and also peaked at No. 1 on the ZMR(Zone Music Reporter)[4] Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart in the month of July 2014.

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 US.


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


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.

Wouter is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth[13]

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)'[14]
  • Winner of the 2011 SAMA for 'Best Instrumental Album'[15]
  • Winner of the 2013 Vox Pop IMA (Independent Music Award)[16] for Best World Beat Album
  • Two nominations for the 2014 HMMA (Hollywood Music in Media Awards) in the World Music and New Age categories
  • Nomination at the 57th Annual Grammy® Awards for Best New Age Album[17]


  1. ^ Alive, Media. "The South African Music Awards winners 2011". MediaAlive. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Grammy Nominations". Grammy® Awards. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Charts, New Age Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "ZMR(Zone Music Reporter) charts". ZMR. Retrieved July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Wouter Kellerman Performs at World Cup". SXSW. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wouter Kellerman & Vincent Lyn at Carnegie Hall". Carnegie Hall. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Vincent Lyn, Wouter Kellerman and David Longoria". musicnews.com. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kellerman Opening Act (Australia)". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kellerman Opening". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  10. ^ KICK, SONG. "Midem-Cannes". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Center, Kennedy. "Wouter Kellerman". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  12. ^ Gullard, Maria. "Flautist Wouter Kellerman focuses on mood at the Kennedy Center". The Examiner. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "PPOE Musical Ambassoders for Peace". Project Peace on Earth. 
  14. ^ Alive, Media. "The South African Music Awards winners 2010". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  15. ^ Alive, Media. "The South African Music Awards winners 2011". MediaAlive. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards VOX Pop Winners Announced". Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Grammy Nominations". Grammy® Awards. 

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