Violinist Jeanne Lamon, music director of the Tafelmusik Baroque
Orchestra and Chamber Choir since 1981, is to step down from the
role in 2014. Lamon will become music director emerita and will
work on establishing the Tafelmusik International Baroque Academy
to train young players in period performance.
Lamon studied Baroque violin with Sigiswald Kuijken in Amsterdam in the early 1970s. From 1972 to 1981 she was concertmaster of period orchestras in Europe and North America, including Il Complesso Barocco, Boston Baroque, Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal, and The Smithsonian Chamber Players of Washington. In 1980 she was invited to Toronto by Tafelmusik's founders, Kenneth Solway and Susan Graves, and was appointed music director in 1981.
Since it was founded in 1979, Tafelmusik has made more than 80 recordings and has performed in the UK, China, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and throughout North America.
Lamon has served as a guest director and conductor of orchestras in Canada and abroad. She is on the faculty of the Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, and the faculty of music at the University of Toronto.