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.