Born in Jerusalem, Idit Shemer, principal flautist of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, plays and performs on various flutes, from early instruments of the Baroque and Classical eras to the modern flute. She is a prominent flute and traverso teacher, much appreciated by the many students who receive her insightful and committed teaching.
A special part of her musical activity is devoted to contemporary music for the flute and she has performed and recorded many works composed especially for her. She has performed extensively in Israel, Europe and in the USA as soloist and in chamber ensembles.
Idit Shemer has recorded several CDs, as a member of The Jerusalem Consort, chamber music of W.F. Bach, “Couleurs” - the music of Phillipe Gaubert, together with pianist Maggie Cole, as well as recordings of Israeli music.
As a writer of prose she is also a published author of two novels.