Death of Baroque maestro, aged 56

Death of Baroque maestro, aged 56


norman lebrecht

July 07, 2016

Brazilian media are reporting the untimely death yesterday of Nicolau de Figueiredo, conductor, harpsichordist, professor and all-round baroque enthusiast. No cause of death has been given.

UPDATE: A heart condition has been reported.

A student of Kenneth Gilbert, Gustav Leonhardt and Scott Ross, Nicolau worked with leading European ensembles, including Europa Galante, the OAE and Concerto Köln.

He made numerous recordings.

Nicolau de Figueredo


  • Delphine1962 says:

    This is a huge loss. I know him for his wonderfully virtuosic and imaginative continuos in the Rene Jacobs’ Mozart opera recordings of Nozze and Cosi, to which he brought wit, life, intelligence and irreverence in spectacular succession.

  • Fernando says:

    Very sad news. I own a superb double CD, result of his partnership with cellist Dimos Goudaroulis, with a nice repertory of pieces for violoncello piccolo and harpsichord. An extract here:

  • Geer says:

    From what i can understand in this obituary he died from complications of an heart attack he had in nov 2015