Jérôme Laran studied with Claude Delangle at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and graduated in 2002 with a first prize with unanimity. He then followed the two years cycle de perfectionnement (advance cycle) and obtained the aptitude certificate in saxophone teaching in 2005. He has received numerous prizes and awards including the Cziffra Foundation and the prestigious "Révélation Classique" (classicaldiscovery) prize from ADAMI. Laran received the first prize at the International Saxophone Competition in Luxembourg, and he excelled in several international competitions such as A.R.D in Munich, Adolphe Sax in Dinant. As a soloist, he has performed with the Orchestre National de Chambre de Toulouse, the Itinéraire Ensemble, the Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra and others. He has released some ten recordings including three solo compact discs, and his latest solo release "Impressions d'Automne" devoted to french music has received great critical acclaim. In addition, he has appeared in publications that include Vandoren Magazine, C.M.F Magazine, Saxophone Journal, Pipers, Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Journal and others. He is the artistic director of les Rencontres Musicales de Capvern, a music festival in the south of France. Laran teaches saxophone at the National Conservatoire in Aulnay-sous-Bois and frequently gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia.