Ermis Michail (1988), Lecturer at the University of Nicosia
since 2013, is one of the most active musicians of the island. In 2008 he was
accepted at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Jazz Department). He performed at the
North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010 as a member of the Rotterdam Big Band. In 2011
he finished his Bachelor degree in Music (Jazz Guitar) with honors. In 2012
Ermis Michail won the 1st prize at “The Nicolas Economou Foundation (NEF)
Scholarship Competition”. In 2014 he finished his Master’s degree in Jazz
Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts).
Since then he has collaborated with many established musicians such as
Gilad Atzmon, Tony Lakatos, Alexia Vasiliou, Ed Verhoeff and Damian Erksin.
During that time he has played in the recording of Cahit Kutrafali’s album “As
it is”(2016), and has arranged and performed the music of the Vasilikis
Anastasiou’s “Amalgamation Project” EP album (2014) as well as the new album in
2017 where they perfrormed it at Munich «Zyprischer Fruhlin 2017». In 2016 he
released his debut album with his original compositions “Minor Change” where they
performed in Cyprus, Berlin and the Netherlands. He has also composed music for
the «13th Summer Dance Festival: Skytali». Ermis is currently performing with
the music groups: “Free Over Four”, “Fuzz Bus”, “Sung Mellow”, “Amalgamation
Project”, “Alkis Agathokleou 5tet” ,“Cahit Kutrafali Group” and “Ermis Michail Quintet” as guitarist and composer
and at selected venues and festivals all over Cyprus and abroad.