Florence Malgiore

Florence Malgoire

Born into a family of musicians, she was initiated by her father, Jean-Claude Malgoire, in La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, and subsequently by her teacher, Sigiswald Kuijken, in the Petite Bande, while pursuing her graduate studies at the Conservatory of The Hague.

Her talent as a concertmaster has been in high demand over the years by renowned conductors and ensembles such as La Grande Ecurie and la Chambre du Roy with JC Malgoire, Les Talens Lyriques with Christophe Rousset, La Chapelle Royale with Philippe Herreweghe, and Les Arts Florissants with William Christie.
Worldwide concerts and recordings have included Rameau’s Platée with Jean-Claude Malgoire, Handel’s Scippione with Cristophe Rousset, J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Philipp Herreweghe, and Haydn’s The Creation with William Christie.

In 2003, she created her own ensemble, Les Dominos, performing in formations from trio through to orchestral from the Baroque and Classical periods.

Selected discography:

Les Dominos for the Ricercar label

  • Sonatas for violin and continuo by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Choc Classica)
  • The complete trio sonatas by François Couperin, (awarded FFFF by Telerama and 5 by Diapason)
  • Noëls et Symphonies pour un reposoir by M.A. Charpentier in collaboration with Les Agréments and conducted by Florence Malgoire
  • JP Rameau Sextet (selected by Renaud Machart as one of France Musique’s best recordings of the year)

Les Dominos for the Psalmus label

  • Complete sonatas for violin and continuo sonatas by Biber (4 discs plus DVD) (Special Prize awarded by the Académie Charles Cros)
  • Complete sonatas for violin and harpsichord by JS Bach with Blandine Rannou (for Zig-Zag label) (awarded 5 Diapason)
  • The recreation of JM Leclair with Les Nièces de Rameau (Vérany label) (awarded 10 by Répertoire).
    Sanguineus et Melancholicus by CPE Bach, with Les Nièces de Rameau (for Zig-Zag label) (awarded FFFF by Télérama)

Florence Malgoire has also participated in creations with singers, dancers and comedians, notably as musical director for La Belle Dame, a production conceived and choreographed by Béatrice Massin and her company Fêtes Galantes, and with a DVD release by Mezzo. She also performs concert-lectures with MC Barrault.
As a director, she has appeared in numerous festivals, such as Geneva’s Agapé, in Haut Jura, Naples, Avignon and Beaune directing Mozart’s Requiem, the Grands Motets by Rameau, concerti by Handel and Bach and symphonies by JP Rameau, Biber and Muffat.

A devoted teacher, Florence Malgoire has been invited to teach baroque violin for internships and master classes in Sablé, Jijon, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro, as well as for the French and Atlantic Youth orchestras and at the Juilliard School in New York. She holds permanent faculty positions at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva and at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.

©2019 BRQ | Feedback