Doron David Sherwin became interested in early music at a very young age, studying various early woodwind instruments before finally specializing in the cornett. Since 1984, he has performed throughout the world as a soloist and as a member or collaborator with numerous early music ensembles, including Hesperion XX, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, the Clemencic consort, the Taverner Players, Tragicomedia, Ensemble Sonnerie, Capriccio Stravagante and Cantus Colln. He studied cornett at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under Bruce Dickey, with whom he has performed regularly since 1986 in the ensemble Concerto Palatino. Doron is also a member of the Medieval ensemble La Reverdie, in which he is active as a singer and arranger as well.

He has collaborated in numerous works written specifically for him by William Kraft, Riccardo Malipiero, Rene Clemencic and other contemporary composers fascinated by the unique timbre and expressive possibilities of the cornett. He has performed for radio and television in all of Europe, Russia, Poland, Israel, the United States and Japan, and has a discography of over 50 recordings for companies such as EMI-Reflexe, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Harmonia Mundi France, Erato, Virgin, Arcana, Accent, Tactus and Sony Classical. He has taught cornett and performance practice at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena, Italy, as well as in Vicenza (Italy), Goteborg (Sweden), Trondheim (Norway), Muri, Fribourg and Basel (Switzerland). Since 1994, he has taught cornett and historical improvisation at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik Trossingen in Germany.