French violinist, pedagogue and conductor Florence Malgoire died yesterday in Marseille at the age of 63. Born in a musicians family, she began her career under the leadership of her father Jean-Claude Malgoire within La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy and of her teacher Sigiswald Kuijken with La Petite Bande. Since 1987, she held solo violin positions in baroque ensembles such as Philippe Herreweghe’s La Chapelle Royale, Christophe Rousset’s Les Talens Lyriques, and William Christie’s Les Arts florissants.

In 2003, she founded Les Dominos, an ensemble with variable geometry, specializing in 17th and 18th century music. Later she co-founded Les Nièces de Rameau, an ensemble oriented towards the chamber music repertoire.

In 2000, she began teaching ancient violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Genève and at the Schola Cantorum de Paris until her untimely death in 2023.

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