Jean-Pierre Berry began studying the French horn at the age of 10. At the age of 16, he was admitted to the National Conservatory of Paris where he was awarded the Horn and Chamber Music Prizes by unanimous decision of the jury, then Second Prize at the Toulon International Competition for Wind Instruments. In 1996, he won the solo horn competition of the Orchestre de Cannes, then in 2000 the 1st solo horn super soloist competition of the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Nice and in 2003, the 1st soloist competition of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
He gives numerous masterclasses in Slovakia, Brazil, China, France, Japan and Spain. Since 2006, he has been a professor at the Haute École de musique de Genève.
Jean-Pierre Berry has performed regularly as a soloist with the Cannes Orchestra (Mozart, Haydn, Britten), the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra (Strauss), the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Messiaen, Britten, Franck Martin), the Dnipropetrovsk Orchestra (Mozart), Karkhiv.
In chamber music, he is regularly invited to the main festivals in France and abroad. Let us also mention some partners: Paul Meyer, David Grimal, Nobuko Imaï, François-René Duchâble, Pierre-Yves Artaud. He has been invited to the Verbier Festival for the Stars of the night, alongside Ray Chen and Kirill Troussov.
Since 2016, he has been, with Elodie Bugni, the co-founder of the Chagall Ensemble.