Flutist KEREN SCHWEITZER has performed with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and has toured throughout China, Japan, South America, Canada and the United States. She has appeared on numerous occasions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has performed chamber music concerts with its members. She frequently serves as Guest Principal Flute of the Reno Chamber Orchestra.
She has appeared numerous time as part of the Colburn School Faculty Recital series alongside her husband, LA Philharmonic cellist Jason Lippmann. She has performed at the Tanglewood, Spoleto, Caramoor, and Bowdoin Music Festivals and with the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Additionally, she performed at the MACCC convention in San Francisco in 2017 and at the National Flute Association Conventions in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015. Keren was the winner of the 2011 Byron Hester Flute Competition, the 2010 National Flute Association Convention Performer’s Competition, First Prize at the 1997 Flute Talk Competition, and a finalist in the 2000 Concert Artists Guild Competition.
While a student, she won the concerto competitions at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Also a published writer, her articles on music have appeared in Symphony magazine, The Paris New Music Review and Salon Arts magazine. Keren is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music where she received her Doctorate in Musical Performance. Her principal teachers include Jeanne Baxtresser, Linda Chesis, and Byron Hester. Keren serves as a music faculty member of Claremont Graduate University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, and Cerritos College. Keren is the Director of the Introduction to Chamber Music Program at the Colburn School where she also teaches music theory, and is a flute teaching artist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic YOLA program. Keren resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.