Jeanne Lamon, the longtime music director of the Toronto-based period-instruments orchestra Tafelmusik, has died at 71.
A violinist who studied with Sigiswald Kuijken in Amsterdam, Lamon assumed artistic leadership of Tafelmusik in 1981, two years after it was organized. Under her direction, Tafelmusik became one of the leading historically informed ensembles in the Western Hemisphere, touring widely and making a number of recordings for Sony Classical and on its own label.
Lamon retired from Tafelmusik in 2014, and for a time led the Health Arts Society of Ontario, which presented concerts to residents of long-term care and retirement homes. She spent her last years in Victoria, British Columbia.
An obituary in The Strad: