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14 February 2021
Trombone Master Class
Jacques Mauger studied the trombone at the CNSMD in Paris. A prize-winner at international competitions, he began his career as first trombone with the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra and then with the Paris Opera Orchestra. Jacques Mauger currently teaches at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris and at the HEMU Vaud Valais Fribourg. He also gives master classes all over the world such as in Japan, Korea, China, the United States and South America and thus promotes the trombone as a solo instrument.
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Jacques Mauger was born in Normandy and studied the trombone at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris“. A prize-winner at international competitions at Markneukirchen and at Toulon, he started his professional career as first trombone with the Nice Philarmonic Orchestra, and then became trombone soloist with the Paris Opera Orchestra.
Since 1990, he has concentrated on working as concert artist, and has often appeared as a soloist and abroad with ensembles varying from string, and symphony orchestras, to brass and concert bands.
He has also made television appearances on ZDF,GLOBO, RAI and MUZZIK in France, and many international composers have composed original works or made special arrangements for him.
Jacques Mauger is still active as a teacher at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris and the trombone Professor HEMU Vaud Valais Fribourg. He is recording more of 30 CDs in soloist. He is also guest professor at the Senzoku Gaquen University of Tokyo, Japan. He often gives masterclass in numerous countries: France, the U.K, Japan, Korea, China, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, the United States, and South America.
In 2007 his newly developed studies collection for trombone (in collaboration with Jean Michel Defaye) will be published in his collection IMD Arpèges publications Paris. He also developed the new AC440 trombone model in Antoine Courtois Paris brass factory.
In his role as a true Ambassador of the French school and its repertoire, he regularly presents master classes throughout the world for the soloists of tomorrow. Jacques Mauger is the new president of the “Association des Trombonistes Français” and president of the International Trombone Association since 2020.