Jean-Pierre Pommier

From Wind Repertory Project
Jean-Pierre Pommier


Jean-Pierre Pommier (b. 28 June 1951, Reims, France) is a French composer and music educator.

Jean-Pierre Pommier began his musical studies relatively late, at the age of 15, when he discovered the clarinet thanks to his father, an amateur musician, and was trained in several theory and instrumental disciplines (clarinet, organ, chamber music, harmony, counterpoint, fugue and analysis) at various institutions. He is a laureate of the National Composition Competition of Chassieu (1985), of the Dauphine (1988), of the International Composition Competitions of Le Havre (1990); of Corciano (Italy, 2007 – 2nd Prize) and of the International Music Tournament in 2008 (“Certificate of Merit” in composition).

Composer of nearly 180 works, he has composed for all types of ensembles but has developed a definite predilection for the wind band thanks to the teaching of Désiré Dondeyne, of whom he was a student. Pommier has been recently awarded a 3rd Prize at the International Composition Competition 2021 “Coups de vents”. His works have been commissioned by soloists, instrumental ensembles, music schools and institutions. In 2006, he was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Pommier was director of the Conservatory of Maison-Laffitte and also conducted the Orchestra of Compiègne. 

Works for Winds