William Christie
(c) Denis Rouvre

Conductor and musicologist William Christie has announced that he is setting up a new Public Foundation to which he will leave his heritage. Among the properties is a villa and garden in Thiré (Vendée). Born in New York in 1944, Christie settled in France in 1971 and acquired the French nationality in 1995. He created the instrumental and vocal ensemble Les Arts Florissants in 1979.

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