Jacques Mauger was born in Normandy and studied the trombone at the Regional Conservatoire in Rouen, and subsequently 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 Philharmonic 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 in France 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 has broadcast on RFI, France Inter, France Musique, France Info and the BBC, thus making himself known to a wide audience. 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 Regional de Paris” where he was appointed in 1994, and also at the “Accademia Santa Cecilia di Roma”, Italy for 3 years. In June 2004 he won the audition for the trombone professor H.E.M Neuchatel Switzerland.
He is now the trombone Professor HEMU of Lausanne site of Fribourg from September 2012. 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”.