The French early music specialist was 63 years old

Florence Malgoire

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Violinist, conductor and teacher Florence Malgoire has died aged 63

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The French violinist, conductor and teacher Florence Malgoire died on 11 August 2023 in Marseille. She was 63. A specialist in early music, Malgoire taught at the Conservatoire de Genève and the Schola Cantorum de Paris from 2000 until her death.

Born in 1960 in Dugny, north-east Paris, Malgoire was the daughter of the oboist and conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire. She studied with Sigiswald Kuijken, and from the age of 17 performed in ‘La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy’, the orchestra founded by her father. She also held solo positions in Baroque ensembles such as La Chapelle Royale, Les Talens Lyriques and Les Arts Florissants.

Malgoire founded or co-founded several ensembles, such as the all-female chamber group Les Nièces de Rameau, and Les Dominos, an ensemble specialising in music of the 17th and 18th centuries. She worked around the world as a tutor of early music, including Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and the Juilliard School in New York. She recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Ricercar, Psalmus, Disques Pierre Vérany, Zig-Zag Territoires and Accord/Universal.


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