Born into a family of musicians, Jean-François Lombard sung on stage for the first time when he was just ten years old, in Puccini’s Tosca at the Rouen Opéra. His desire to pursue professional career in the world of art naturally led him to join the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Rouen, where he took part in singing classes and learnt music theory and history of music. Fascinated by early music, he continued his career at the Maîtrise du Centre de Musique Baroque at Versailles.
The artist, appreciated for his unique vocal range (dubbed “the French countertenor”) collaborates with the leading Baroque ensembles, such as Le Poème Harmonique, Les Paladins, La Petite Bande, Les Ombres, Les Folies Françoises, Les Musiciens du Louvre, La Fenice, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Le Concert Spirituel, La Risonanza, Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne, La Chapelle Rhénane, La Symphonie de Marais, Les Arts Florissants.
Jean-François Lombard regularly conducts classes on vocal technique and interpretation in France and around the world, including the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Toulouse, Internationale Händel-Akademie in Karlsruhe (Germany) and Holešov Summer Academy of Baroque Music in the Czech Republic.