Serenade Duo

Michelle LaPorte, flute & Gerry Saulter, guitar

Guitarist: Gerry Saulter

Guitarist: Gerry Saulter

Gerry Saulter is a renowned solo guitarist and founding member of the award winning flute and guitar ensemble, Serenade Duo.

With flutist Michelle LaPorte, Mr. Saulter performs concerts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Featured venues include Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the American Church in Paris, United States and New Zealand Embassies in Paris, International Schools of Paris and Ireland, American Cathedral in Paris, St. Lawrence Jewry / Guild Hall in London, St. John’s Church in Stratford London, St. Ann’s Church Dublin, and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan. Serenade Duo has received five Distinguished Chamber Music Awards from Artists International and a Suffolk County Certificate of Appreciation for Diverse Community Programs. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Saulter has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician for many arts organizations, music societies, museums, libraries, musical theatre productions, and educational institutions worldwide. He has played for WSHU Public Radio, appeared on television with PBS/WLIW, News 12 Long Island, FiOS 1, KCTU, and as recording artist he can be heard on Centaur Records.

Mr. Saulter is proud to be an endorsed artist with both Alhambra and Dieter Hopf guitars. He is also a D’Addario Artist, playing D’Addario Strings exclusively on all of his instruments and endorsed by Fishman Music.

Gerry Saulter is the Deputy Director of the Music Division, as well as the Director of Applied Music at Five Towns College, New York. Professor Saulter is also the Founder/Artistic Director of the Annual Fall Festival of Guitar at the college. As a result of his dedication to higher learning, Mr. Saulter was inducted into the teacher’s National Honor Society, Phi Sigma Eta. Mr. Saulter is currently a member of the Guitar Foundation of America and has been published in the organization’s magazine, Soundboard. In addition, he was a contributing writer for 20th Century Guitar Magazine with a monthly column entitled The Classical Corner. 

Gerry Saulter holds a Masters of Music Degree in Performance from Five Towns College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an Associates Degree from Nassau College.

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