Jérôme Guichard

Jérôme Guichard


Jérôme Guichard is born in Nancy, where he started to study oboe before entering the ”Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris”, first learning with Pierre Pierlot then with Maurice Bourgue.

In 1988 and 1989, Jérôme is awarded unanimously by the first prizes in Chamber Music and Oboe. He distinguished himself in the international contest of Geneva and Triest(half final in 1988), Manchester in 1989 (second prize ex aequo) and Prague in 1991 (finalist, special prize).

Laureate of the Yamaha foundation in 1991, he won the first prize of the International Concourse of Tokyo in the same year, prize which has never been awarded during the previous edition of this contest.

An eclectic musician

He performs in various festivals, as the Montpellier Radio France Festival, the September of l’Orne, the Orlando Festival (Netherlands) and the Neubourg Castle Season (Germany).He took part in several international academies and teaches during master classes in Tokyo, Minsk, Barcelone and many cities in France (Angers, Marseille).He is also tutor for the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JOSE).

Prestigious career

Jérôme Guichard played with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Pierre Pierlot (Champs-Elysees Theatre in 1992), with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France (SAlle Gaveau in 1993), with the Orchestra Sinfonica Simon Bolivar (1994,cycle of the Beracasa foundation in Venezuela), with the Symphony Orchestra of Minsk in 1993,1995 and 1997 and with the Orchestra of Quebec in 1997.

He is regularly invited by the Orchestra of Lyon, the Orchestra of the Opera Bastille of Paris, the National Orchestra of France, the WDR of Cologne. He was directed by Lorin Maazel, Thierry Boulez, Jeffrey Tate, Semyon Bychkof, Kent Nagano, Kurt Masur and Emmanuel Krivine who nominates him first oboe soloist of the National Orchestra of Lyon in 1997.

His commitment in the contemporary music leads him to work with composers such as Lutoslawski (1993), Mefano (1990 and 1993), Ligeti (2000) and Berio (2001)as well as with 2E2M and TM+.


He teaches at the Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris from 1989 to 1994, holds the oboe class at the Conservatoire National de Region of Nancy from 1988 to 1998.

Jérôme is actually professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon and has been invited in LSO during 2010 / 2011 season (with Antonio PAPPANO, Collin DAVIS, Valery Gergiev).

He was also a guest in different European institutions as the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, the Royal Academy of London and Glasgow (2011/2012), Tokyo and the Beijing Oboe Festival (2014).