A prize winner at international competitions in Markneukirchen (Germany) and Toulon (France), Jacques Mauger started his career as principal trombone in the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, and then became a trombone soloist in the Orchestra of the National Opera of Paris. Since 1990 he has focused on working as a concert artist, frequently promoting French music abroad. He has performed in Europe, Asia, South America and the USA. Jacques has performed many original works by composers such as de Meij, Naulais, Defaye, thereby contributing to the body of trombone literature. He has been a guest performer on television and he has recorded more than 15 solo CD's. Jacques is both an international teacher and a professor at the HEM in Geneva (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) and at the CRR in Paris. He is also a guest professor in Tokyo. He often leads master classes around the world. In 2008 as a clinician for Courtois, he helped develop the new trombone, the Courtois AC440.