Michael Jermar

Michael Jermar

saxophone

Michael JERMAR was born November 11 in Prague, Czech republic, and started to play the saxophone at the age of 15. After graduation he continued his studies on the Prague Conservatory (prof. Pavel Fiedler, Pavel Škrna), where he studies 2012-2017. In July 2014 he accepted the invitation of excellent French saxophonist Philippe Portejoie to study in his class at the CRR de Paris (Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris), the Paris Conservatory, where he stays 2014-2016 studying both schools simultaneously. In 2016/2017 Michael begins his Bachelor studies at the University of Ostrava (prof. Zbigniew Kaleta, PhD.), in the same year he graduates at Prague Conservatory playing Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da camera with the Conservatory orchestra. In Academic year 2017/2018 he would like to make his Erasmus Programme at the UMFC (Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina) in Warsaw, where prof. UMFC dr. hab. Paweł Gusnar will lead him. In 2014 Michael recorded the saxophone episode of “Filharmonici na ulici,” a show by the Czech television, and premiered “Three pieces for alto saxophone solo” by Hanuš Gočár. In 2017/2018 he is looking forward to premiere “BACH’erevko,” a piece written and dedicated to him by world-famous French composer François Rossé. Michael regularly visits the International interpretation masterclasses for clarinet and saxophone in Ostrava, the Saxophobia Bratislava, the Vienna SaxFest and actively and passively perfects his studies at masterclasses with renowed professors (eg. A. Bornkamp, C. Delangle, P. Gusnar, B. Szepesi, J. Laran, L. Mlekusch, Ch. Wirth, B. Mintzer, D. Liebman, V. Vals, but also oboists F. Leleux or J-L. Capezzali). Michael Jermar plays Yamaha saxophones (YAS-875EXG Custom, YSS-875EX Custom, YTS-62C), Selmer mouthpieces (Selmer Concept, S90-180) and D’Addario (Reserve #3+), Vandoren (#3), and Légére (#3.25) reeds.

 

 

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