Mihkel Kerem was born in 1981 in Tallinn into a family of musician. He studied violin and composition for fifteen years before moving to London in 2002; there he continued to study both at the Royal College of Music. Mihkel is the leader of Brandenburg Sinfonia (London), joint assistant leader of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and section principal in Camerata Nordica (Sweden).
He is also in demand as a composer, with over 150 works to date. His music has been performed around the world. Toccata Classics has released recordings of his Violin Sonatas Nos. 1–3 and Sonata for Solo Violin (TOCC0140) and his Third Symphony, Lamento for viola and string and the Sextet for Strings (TOCC0173).