Ballade, Op. 62 part 2

Ballade, Op. 62 part 2

Eugene Bozza

Jacques Mauger's masterclasses

French 40 min Trombone

Jacques Mauger and Maël Dolivet continue to work on Ballade by Bozza in this two-parter lesson.

Produced by the Saline royale Academy in February, 2021 at Arc-et-Senans.

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Ballade by Eugène Joseph Bozza

The Ballade for solo trombone is a famous piece written by French composer Eugène Bozza. There are many challenging aspects in this piece because of the melody, the very upbeat tempo and the jazz and blues influence. It is often featured in competitions and was originally written for students studying at the conservatory.

  • Student:Mael Dolivet
  • Instruments: Trombone
  • Date:11 February 2021
  • Academy:Academy Feb. 7 - Feb. 14, 2021
Jacques Mauger

Jacques Mauger

See if there is a connection between the trombone, vocal technique and the mouthpiece; the placement of the tongue, the placement of the air, all of that...the resonance.

Jacques Mauger

Sheet music

Aim for excellence! You can improve your skills with expert advice. Download the annotated sheet music of this trombone masterclass. Please note that this piece has been annotated in accordance to Jacques Mauger’s feedback and comments.

Jacques Mauger

Jacques Mauger

A prize-winner at international competitions at Markneukirchen and at Toulon.

Jacques Mauger was born in Normandy and studied the trombone at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris“. A prize-winner at international competitions at Markneukirchen and at Toulon, he started his professional career as first trombone with the Nice Philarmonic Orchestra, and then became trombone soloist with the Paris Opera Orchestra.


Since 1990, he has concentrated on working as concert artist, and has often appeared as a soloist and abroad with ensembles varying from string, and symphony orchestras, to brass and concert bands. He has also made television appearances on ZDF,GLOBO, RAI and MUZZIK in France, and many international composers have composed original works or made special arrangements for him.


He is recording more of 30 CDs in soloist.


Jacques Mauger is still active as a teacher at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris and the trombone Professor HEMU Vaud Valais Fribourg. He is also guest professor at the Senzoku Gaquen University of Tokyo, Japan. He often gives masterclass in numerous countries: France, the U.K, Japan, Korea, China, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, the United States, and South America. In 2007 his newly developed studies collection for trombone (in collaboration with Jean Michel Defaye) will be published in his collection IMD Arpèges publications Paris. He also developed the new AC440 trombone model in Antoine Courtois Paris brass factory. In his role as a true Ambassador of the French school and its repertoire, he regularly presents master classes throughout the world for the soloists of tomorrow.


Jacques Mauger is the new president of the “Association des Trombonistes Français” and president of the International Trombone Association since 2020.


Eugene Bozza

Photo credit: Jacques-Charles Derrey

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