Serman, Michel


Instruments Played
Lute, Other Plucked String, Guitar

Personal Summary / Bio

Michel Sherman, a San Francisco-area resident, was born in France.  He studied classical guitar with Miroslav Jesic in New York, participated in numerous master classes, and continued learning on his own.  In the late 1960s he studied the Renaissance lute with Joseph Iadone, and Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque music performance with the New York Pro Musica Antiqua.  Later, he studied lute with Paul O’Dette and also learned to play the vihuela (16th century Spanish lute). 


Michel has lived in four countries (in Europe, Asia, and the United States) and has played for international film festivals, theater, art galleries, weddings, radio, films, and house concerts.


He also composes contemporary classical music for guitar and lute.  He studied composing with Mike Garson and Constance Demby.  His innovative first album, The Earth Speaks, contains original guitar and lute music interwoven with sounds of nature.  It has been praised as dreamy, evocative, and a magical mystery tour.


Michel’s new CD, Melodia, features guitar classics from Europe and Latin America.


Currently, Michel is 

~ Giving performances for professional organizations, arts/music/film festivals, and at private homes

~ Arranging his compositions for ensembles

~ Writing music for guitar, lute, and vihuela


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199 Lucas Park Drive
San Rafael, CA, 94903
United States
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