The French conductor and recorder player, Jean-Marc Andrieu, began his musical studies at CNR de Toulouse, where he quickly obtained the first prizes of recorder, chamber music and musical theory. He continued his studies of musicology in Toulouse, became impassioned for the early music and left to improve his playing of the recorder and interpretation at the Sweelinck Academy in Amsterdam by learning from the greatest world specialists in these fields.
In 1986, Jean-Marc Andrieu created an instrumental Baroque ensemble in Toulouse whose notoriety would not cease growing, and who would become in 1991 the Orchestre Baroque de Montauban. He is also seen entrusting the direction of the Chorus Department of the Tarn-et-Garonne. He is titular of Certificats d'Aptitude: professor of recorder, direction of chorus and director of the Conservatoire.
Jean-Marc Andrieu teaches the international training course of Baroque music of Barbaste since 1988, and set up a training course of choir singing at Monflanquin centred on the interpretation of the French Baroque music. From 1989 to 1996 he was Artistic Director of the Centre Régional d'Art Polyphonique de Midi-Pyrénées. Since 1991 he is actual Director of the Ecole Nationale de Musique et de Danse de Montauban. As an orchestra and choir conductor, he is regularly invited both in France and abroad (Spain, Holland and Hungary) to conduct programs and recordings of Baroque music. In 2003 he renamed the Orchestre Baroque de Montauban: Les Passions.