After initial oboe studies at the Conservatoire de région de Reims, he joined the class of Pierre Pierlot in the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he graduated with a first prize of oboe.
He continued his development with Maurice Bourgue, Thomas Indermühle and Jean-Louis Capezzali, and was prize winner for the Oboe International Competition of Toulon, Trieste, and Tokyo.
After joining the Orchestra des Concerts Lamoureux in Paris he was appointed Oboe Soloist of the Opera National de Paris Orchestra which he undertakes under the direction of G. Solti, S. Osawa, V. Gergiev, G.Dudamel, E.P. Salonen, and P. Boulez .
Jacques Tys plays regularly in chamber music and as soloist and record as soloist for Camerata Tokyo and Harmonia Mundi.
He has been teaching since 1992 in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and is invited to give classes in London, Berlin, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, and Helsinki.
Jacques Tys has been trusting Rigoutat since 1978, and participating in the continual improvement of our professional oboes day after day, as an endorser, since 2008.