Jean-François MADEUF, historic trumpets

After final studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon, where he also has taught historic trumpet since 1992, followed by a short period as a permanent orchestral musician and several years teaching modern trumpet in a conservatory, Madeuf in 2001 became the successor to the pioneer Edward H. Tarr at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis ; since 2011 he is also associated teacher at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.

Active for many years in numerous Baroque ensembles in France, Europe or on other continents such as the Arts Florissants, the Concert Spirituel, the Talens Lyriques, the Petite Bande or the Bach Collegium Japan, both in concerts and recordings, he is at the moment still one of the rare musicians who plays natural trumpet and horn in the most historically informed way, without the aid of vent holes invented for compromise instruments precisely fifty years ago and otherwise generally employed.

In 2009 Jean-François Madeuf received the Christopher Monk Award by the Historic Brass Society “for his signifiant contribution as a performer and teacher and his dedication to historically informed performance practice” and is now conducting research leading to a doctorate at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Brussel on the subject of natural trumpet playing.