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Jacques Mauger
Professor at the CRR de Paris


Jacques Mauger is praised unanimously abroad (in Europe, Asia, North and South America, as well as in the South Pacific), and by the leading French music producers. During his 30 years of career, he has climbed all the ranks up to principal trombone in the Paris Opera, that he has now given up, to become a soloist and a teacher throughout the world. He has won awards in the major international competitions either as soloist or as member of a jury. He combines a strong instrumental capacity, a know-how based on a solid experience as well as an incredible sense of the stage.

He is also a talented teacher, eager to share his enthusiasm and his love for music, which for him, rhymes with hard work and professionalism. According to Heinz FADLE - Hochshule für Music Detmold - he shows an astonishing convincing ability.

Jacques Mauger takes is particularly attached in demonstrating that, in classical music, the trombone is a soloist instrument in itself, just like the violin or the piano. Thanks to all his original works, he has an active part in the development of the trombone repertory, and in the promotion of French music abroad. He performs in several different ensembles : symphony orchestras, strings, wind and symbols, brass bands, brass, but also string quartets, duos with piano or organ as well as baroque music. Today he regularly expresses his talent in an original orchestra : string quintet, piano, percussions and trumpet, that play a repertory based on major Italian films sound-tracks.

He teaches at the Paris CNR since 1994, and has given classes at the Santa Cecilia Academia in Rome up to 2004 and in Tokyo as Guest professor at the Senzoku Gakuen University. He has recently become Professor at the H.E.M du Conservatoire de Genève (Switzerland). His master-classes and busy numerous concerts have been held in Australia, Germany, South America, China, Korea, United States, Spain, Great-Britain, Netherlands, Japan, Scandinavia, Viet-Nam, Russia ...

If Jacques Mauger’s life could be illustrated with an equation , it could be : trombone + dynamism + efficiency + feeling = music. 

Après avoir été soliste de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice puis soliste de l’Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Jacques Mauger mène depuis 1996 une carrière de concertiste international et n’a de cesse de promouvoir le trombone comme véritable instrument soliste au même titre que le violon ou le piano.

Il participe par de nombreuses créations à élargir le répertoire du trombone ainsi qu’à exporter la musique française à l'étranger, à la fois en Europe, au Japon, en Amérique du Nord et du Sud, et en Australie.

L'enseignement tient aussi une place importante dans sa carrière. Professeur au Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris depuis 1994 ainsi qu'à l'Accademia Santa Cecilia de Rome jusqu’en 2004, professeur invité à la Senzoku Gaquen University de Tokyo, il vient d’être nommé professeur à la Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (site de Neuchâtel) en Suisse.

Jacques Mauger anime également des cours d'interprétation suivis par de nombreux étudiants souhaitant se perfectionner, aussi bien en Europe qu’aux Etats-Unis, en Amérique du Sud, mais aussi en Chine, au Japon, en Corée et en Australie.

January 2009


(© Bachini)


Jacques Mauger will teach at the following academies:

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