Jean-Daniel Bugaj comes from the North of France. His parents enrolled him early in the municipal music school of Vieux Condé where he chose the clarinet and the piano.
In 1996, 1999 and 2000, he obtained first prizes at the conservatories of Valenciennes, Paris VI and Versailles. In 2000 he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the class of Michel Arrignon for clarinet and Maurice Bourgue for chamber music.
During his years of study, he won the entrance exams to the Paris Air Force Band in 2001 and to the Paris Peacekeepers Band in 2003 before being appointed the same year as Solo Clarinet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders in Antwerp (Belgium), conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.
In June 2004, he obtained the Diplôme de Formation Supérieure de Clarinette, Mention Très Bien à l'Unanimité, Premier Nommé, and Prix Léon Leblanc, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
The following year, he was appointed Clarinet Soloist of the Orchestre de National Bretagne and a few weeks later won a second prize at the Jean FRANÇAIX International Competition. He performed in Tokyo (Japan) for a recital at the Clarinet Fest (world congress of clarinettists).
Since 2006, Jean-Daniel Bugaj is Clarinet Soloist at the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire.
Without artifice, I am at the service of composers, with a primary attraction to romanticism.