Jean-Marc Boissière began his musical studies in Fontainebleau with Jean-François Blondeau. He continued his studies at the CNSMD in Paris in the flute classes of Alain Marion and Raymond Guiot and in chamber music with Maurice Bourgues. He was unanimously awarded first prize in flute and first prize in chamber music in 1984. At the same time as his studies at the conservatory, Jean-Marc Boissière obtained a DEUG in musicology (Paris 4 Sorbonne) and the 1st grand prize in the UFAM competition. He was also a solo flute player with the Orchestre des jeunes de l’orchestre de Paris (1976-1980).
In 1983, he was appointed soloist of the Marseille Opera Orchestra. Jean-Marc Boissière performs regularly in France and abroad as a soloist and participates in numerous chamber music concerts. He was a member of the Quintette à vent de Marseille from 1986 to 1996 and a member of the Trio Arabesques (flute, viola and harp). He regularly collaborates with the contemporary music ensemble Polychronies. Jean-Marc Boissière participated in the recording of a Poulenc disc (sextet and sonata) with the Petra ensemble for the empreinte digitale label.
Jean-Marc Boissière holds a Certificate of Aptitude and has been a teacher at the CRR – Conservatoire Darius Milhaud in Aix en Provence since 1988. He is also teacher coordinator of the preparation to the CA in 2006-2007 in Aix-en-Provence and teacher of the flute section in the Regional Orchestra of the Youth PACA session 2006-2007. He has trained many French and foreign students and teaches regularly in several academies.