He was first prize winner of the Lyon International Improvisation Competition, the Maurice Duruflé Improvisation Competition, and was awarded the first organ prize and certificats of organology of the Paris Music Conservatory.
Jean Galard is a member of the Paris Organ Commission and a professor at the conservatories of Paris and Beauvais.
An international concertist he has performed in more than 25 countries as well as with the Paris Orchestra and the Opera Bastille Orchestra. He has participated in numerous recordings.
Jean Galard is a composer whose works were performed for the first time at Saint-Médard Church, Saint-Roch Church, and Beauvais Cathedral.