Music and Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse in France from 2017 to 2021, Jacques Lacombe has previously been Principal Conductor of the Bonn Opera in Germany from 2016 to 2018 and Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières from 2006 till 2018. From 2010 to 2016 he was Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and from 2002 to 2006, principal guest conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
He has collaborated with renowned soloists such as Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Sarah Chang, Yo-Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, Gil Shaham, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, André Watts, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Renee Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Frederica von Stade, Roberto Alagna, José Cura, Dimitri Hovrostovsky and Bryn Terfel.
In addition to his numerous collaborations with many orchestras in North America—such as orchestras in Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Edmonton, Montréal, Québec and Toronto—Jacques Lacombe also worked in Europe among others with the Orchestre National de France; the Orchestre Lamoureux; and orchestras in Malaga, Monte-Carlo, Mulhouse, Nancy, Nice, and Toulouse. As well, he has worked with many orchestras in Oceania and in Asia.
Jacques Lacombe has performed on the stages of the world’s greatest operatic companies, including those of the Royal Opera in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Bayerisches Staatsoper in Munich, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Opera national du Rhin, l’Opéra national de Lorraine, as well as at the operas of Avignon, Marseille, Metz, Angers-Nante, Monaco and Seville.
In addition, Mr. Lacombe has conducted several recordings on the CPO and Analekta labels.