Nominated ADAMI Classical Revelation 2004, Jérôme Laran was quickly established as one of the most talented saxophonists of his generation. From the baroque period to the contemporary through improvised musics, he develops a personal and creative playing, not hesitating to repel the limits of the instrument. Formed at the Paris Conservatory, he obtains unanimously in 2002 the first price of saxophone (class of Claude Delangle) and in the "improvisation generative" class before being admitted in perfection cycle. Supported by the Sasakawa and Meyer Foundations, he becames successively winner of the founding Cziffra and of the Société Générale Musical sponsorship. He won the first prize unanimously in the international saxophone contest of Luxembourg (2000) and stands out, among others, at international competitions such as the ARD Munich (2001), Adolphe Sax Dinant (2002) ... At the same time, he performs throughout Europe (Berlin Philharmonic, Cité de la Musique, Salle Gaveau, Auditorium of the Orsay Museum, Victoria Hall in Geneva), China, Canada and Japan (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Kagoshima Prefecture Hall). As a soloist, Jérôme Laran has worked with the National Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse, the Ensemble Itinéraire, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, the Orchestra of the winners of the Conservatory and more recently the Filarmonie Boruslav Martinu Zlin (Czech Republic). He has participated in many festivals: Pablo Casals in Prades, Autumn Festival in Paris, the Transclassiques, Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont, Musica, Why Note in Dijon, Ars Musica in Brussels, Tokyo Summer Festival ... Member of the ensemble Cairn, it's commitment to the music of our time permits him to create many works and play several times the 'Dialogue de l'ombre double' of Pierre Boulez. Since 2004, he was artistic director of 'The Musical Meetings of Capvern' in the Hautes-Pyrénées. His first album, 'Impression d'automne' has just been released from Cafua Records in Japan and was highly acclaimed by the press. He teaches saxophone at the National Conservatory of Aulnay-sous-Bois and frequently gives master classes in Europe and Asia.