A French composer born in 1971 in Boulogne Billancourt.
After studying analysis, orchestration and composition with Hacène Larbi, Jérôme Combier entered the Paris Conservatory in 1997 in the classes of Emmanuel Nunes for composition and of Michaël Levinas for analysis. In residence at the Fondation Royaumont in 1998, he subsequently stayed in Japan. He followed the composition and computer music course at Ircam (2001-2002), then for two years pursued his activities of conducting and composition in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In residence at the Villa Medici (2005-2006), it was there that he met the visual artiste Raphaël Thierry, who was preparing the visual installation of the cycle Vies silencieuses (2004-2006). In 2007 he collaborated with the video artiste Pierre Nouvel in Noir gris (2006), an installation based on a text by Samuel Beckett presented at the Centre Georges Pompidou. His works also include Kogarashi, le premier soupir des fantômes (2002), Pays de vent (2003), les Hébrides (2003), Estran (2005), L’Acqua che canta ancora (2008) and Rust (2009). Artistic director of the Cairn Ensemble, that he cofounded in 1997, Jérôme Combier won, in 2001, the Vocation Prize of the Fondation Bleustein-Blanchet and the Pierre Cardin Prize of the Académie des Beaux-arts.