Born in 1973 in Reims, France, Gregory Méa began his musical studies at the National Regional Conservatory of that city, and he won a first prize in trumpet and chamber music in 1991. He then continued his studies at the National Conservatory of Music of Paris, in Pierre Thibaud’s class, where he unanimously won a first prize in 1994.
His activity led him to play with ensembles such as the French National Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Lyon, the National Orchestra of the Capitole in Toulouse, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Paris Orchestra.
In 1995 and 1996, he participated in musical cruises aboard the “Mermoz” where he played with the English Chamber Orchestra and the Stockholm Chamber Orchestra.
He was trumpeter in the Regional Orchestra of Cannes-Provence-Cote d’Azur between 1993 and 2001, and in the National Orchestra of Bordeaux-Aquitaine in 2001 and 2002.
Since 2002, he is the second soloist of the French National Orchestra.
He works under the direction of conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink, Seiji Osawa, Sir Colin Davis…
He also regularly performs as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles, as well as in duo with his brother Pierre MEA, organist.
He is also member of the “Paris Brassband” with which he was France champion in 2012 and 2013.