Michel Sherman -

Classical Guitarist, Lutenist, Composer


Michel Sherman, a Los Angeles-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 Patrick O'Brien, and also learned to play the vihuela (16th century Spanish lute).

Michel has lived in the United States, Pakistan, Thailand, and his native France.  He 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, weddings, and at private homes, as a soloist and occasionally with other musicians.

~ Arranging his compositions for ensembles

~ Writing music for guitar, lute, and vihuela

Member of...
Guitar Foundation of America
The Lute Society (England)
Société Française de Luth (France)
Early Music America
Southern California Early Music Society




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