Kelariz Keshavarz, international award-winning musician in classical and contemporary flute playing

Flutist Kelariz Keshavarz is an international award-winning musician in classical and contemporary flute playing, performing solo, chamber, and orchestral works.


She has performed as principal and guest principal flute with Tehran Symphony, Tehran National orchestra, Tehran Philharmonic, Parsian Orchestra, Nilper Orchestra, Camerata Orchestra, SouthSide Philharmonic Orchestra with Patrick Clark, and on the Odyssey Chamber Series under the baton of Kirk Trevor, performing around the world in the countries Iran, Austria, Lebanon, and the United States.


Passionate about contemporary music, Kelariz has performed in many festivals including Tehran Contemporary Music Festival (TCMF) in Iran, Missouri International Composers Festival (MICF), Flute New Music Consortium (FNMC), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) conference, and SCI Region VI Conference in the United States and has participated in multiple world premieres. 


An active soloist, Kelariz performed contemporary flute concerto by Kambiz Roshanravan with the Camerata Orchestra that was the award-winner in 23rd International Fajr Festival, and the fourth Tehran Contemporary Music Festival in Iran. She has also performed concertos with the Tehran Flute Choir and Nilper String Orchestra. Kelariz presented solo recitals at Fajr International Festival, Tehran Contemporary Music Festival, and Iran Flute Society.


Kelariz has served as lecturer at Tehran University of Art. She has given clinics at the Iran Flute Society at the University of Tehran and has been the flute instructor at various private music schools. She also serves on the board for the Iran Flute Society. She was the music adviser at Nabat Publishing Company and Saba Animation Company. Her compositions for children’s music were published by Nabat Magazine and she also has recorded her first children's music CD under the Nabat Publishing Company label. Her solo album "Iranian New Waves", which is an anthology of Iranian contemporary music for flute, all newly commissioned pieces, will be released in 2020 under Petrichor Records, and Arqanoon Records.


Honors include Artist Presentation Society Award, the Emerging Artist Award from University of Missouri, Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Division Award, Fajr International Music Festival Award, and the Youth and Music Festival Award in Tehran. Kelariz received her first master’s degrees in Music Performance from University of Tehran where she studied with Dr. Azin Movahed, and her second master's from University of Missouri with Professor Alice K. Dade in Music Performance. She is currently pursuing her DMA degree in music performance at the University of Utah.