Sad news: Canada mourns a formative music director, 71News
Jeanne Lamon, foudner of the baroque ensemble Tafelmusik, died today in Victoria, aged 71.
She was the ensemble’s music diretor from from 1981 to 2014, earning Canada a place at the high table of period performance.
From the official cv:
Jeanne Lamon began to specialize in baroque violin in the early 1970s, during her studies in Amsterdam with Sigiswald Kuijken. In 1980, Lamon was invited to Toronto by Tafelmusik’s founders, Kenneth Solway and Susan Graves, and was appointed Music Director in 1981.
Before moving to Victoria with her partner, long-time Tafelmusik cellist Christina Mahler, Lamon was Artistic Director of the Health Arts Society of Ontario, an organization dedicated to providing seniors in long-term care and retirement homes with quality concerts.