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Musical journey

Born of a Tunisian father and a Swiss mother, Mourad Khediri grew up in the Geneva region. After three years of pre-professional studies at the Geneva Conservatory with Sara Boesch and first prize in the Swiss Youth Music Competition, he began his music studies at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in 2014 in Sarah Rumer's class, graduating with honours in 2021. Mourad Khediri is currently furthering his knowledge and skills on historical flutes in the Master Performance programme at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Marc Hantaï.


Alongside his studies, he has taken numerous international masterclasses, notably with Silvia Careddu (Orchestre National de France), Karlheinz Schütz (Wiener Philharmoniker), Emily Beynon (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam), Magali Mosnier (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France), Clara Andrada de la Calle (hr-Sinfonieorchester / Chamber Orchestra of Europe), Thaddeus Watson (hr-Sinfonieorchester) and Barthold Kuijken. He has also taken piccolo lessons with Nicola Mazzanti (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), and traverso lessons with Véronique Jamain in Geneva and Liane Ehlich in Lucerne.


In addition to his instrumental studies, he has for many years been interested in the mental and physical aspects of instrumental practice, and had lessons in Alexander technique with Karin Imgrüth, dispokinesis with Cornelia Suhner and Schultz's autogenic training. He is also interested in modern forms of teaching and learning, as well as interdisciplinary approaches. As part of his master's thesis entitled "Musik-Athlet*innen(?)", he looked at specific learning approaches from sport and their application to the learning of a musical instrument.

Artistic activity

In 2016, he performed as part of the Lucerne Festival's "40 minutes", and in 2020 he made recordings with the renowned organist Wolfgang Sieber. He also performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, and takes part in various symphonic and operatic projects on the flute, piccolo and traverso.

Music pedagogy

Mourad Khediri teaches at the Music School of the Bern Conservatory (Konsibern) and at the Unteres Fricktal Music School (MU-UF) in Rheinfelden. One of his great passions is teaching the flute to people of all ages who are interested in this discipline. He sees teaching an instrument and working with the people involved as a valuable enrichment that also forms an important part of his daily professional and musical life.