1 – What is your background, Mr. Jérôme Laran, as a musician?
I started learning music in a musical association in Capvern in the Hautes-Pyrénées.
I then studied in the conservatories of Tarbes, Toulouse, Cergy Pontoise and then with Claude Delangle at the CNSMD in Paris. I have also collaborated with many musicians and orchestras since I turned professional.
2 - What are your inspirations and musical influences?
My influences are very diverse and varied. They range from baroque music to modern music, including Freddy Mercury! I have a particular affection for music for orchestral formation, especially during the romantic period.
3 - Can you show us your collection?
I have the pleasure of taking care of this collection since 2011 (to be verified) following a proposal from J.M Paul (Vandoren Company) and A.Cotelle.
The collection is intended to be an extension of my favorites gleaned from encounters or my many travels. I try to give this collection an international tone with many composers from all over the world.
4 - How do you choose the music?
There are no specific rules. It all depends on the context or the opportunities that arise... My choice is generally made with works that I know (and that I have played on stage) and whose quality and interest I can attest too musical level.
5 - What do you want to convey through this collection?
I would like the various works offered to allow as many musicians as possible to take pleasure in playing their instrument and to progress day after day. I also keep a close affiliation with the history of my instrument and the French school of the saxophone.