Jean-François Madeuf, trumpeter spezialised on early brass instruments


active in numerous baroques ensembles
in France, Europe and Japan…


in various high music schools
in France and Switzerland…


in musicology, organology
and iconography…

The situation of the natural trumpet in today’s historically informed baroque performances is rather strange.

In comparison to the other instruments rediscovered over the last 50 years, the re-emergence of the instrument has only partially taken place as very few artists play it in concert today.

It is certainly the only instrument of the baroque orchestra for which a modern compromise version has been invented which has virtually usurped the original instrument in the majority of ensembles.

Jean-Francois Madeuf is one of the rare players nowadays, in the line of pioneers such as Don Smithers and Edward Tarr, he has dedicated himself to the rehabilitation of the baroque trumpet for some 25 years, in addition to his activity as a musical interpreter, a teacher and researcher.

Latest news

18-19/01/2024 Masterclass Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Masterclass at the Amsterdam Conservatory at the invitation of the establishment’s baroque trumpet professor Nicolas Isabelle.

Rarity to start 2024!

Release of the CD “Habsburg Music for 2 Trumpets” in duo with the trumpeter Julian Zimmermann and the Rossetti Players ensemble, released in January by the Accent label.

08/10/2023: Trumpet & Organ Concert ‘Instrument of Kings & King of Instruments’

Sunday, October 8th at 6:00 PM – Basilica of Saint Remi in Reims (51) Original works by Bach, Buxtehude, Krebs, Philipps, Boyce… Benjamin Steens, organ […]

Homenagem trompete natural

Classe de maître et concert autour de la trompette naturelle organisées par l’ensemble portugais Os Músicos do Tejo.

09/10/2022 : Concert trompette & orgue « Instrument des rois & roi des instruments »

Œuvres originales de Bach, Buxtehude, Krebs, Philipps, Boyce… Dimanche 9 octobre à 18h – église Saint Vincent de Ciboure (64)

23/09/2022 : Concert « Trompetenklang der Habsburgermonarchie »

Œuvres anonymes, de Bertali, Biber, Schmelzer, Kerl et Vejvanovský… Samedi 23 septembre à 19h30 – Franciskaner Kirche Wien (Autriche) dans le cadre du Festival Quintessenz 2022.