Music Director of Tafelmusik since 1981, violinist Jeanne Lamon has been praised by critics in Europe and North America for her strong musical leadership. In addition to performing with and directing Tafelmusik, Ms. Lamon regularly guest directs symphony orchestras in North America and abroad. Upcoming and recent engagements include the Detroit Symphony, l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, Les Violons du Roy, Victoria Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia.
She has won numerous awards for her work with Tafelmusik, including the Prix Alliance from the Alliance Française, the 1997 M. Joan Chalmers Award for Artistic Direction, the Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition in Music, honorary Doctorates from York University and Mount Saint Vincent University, and the prestigious Molson Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2000, Jeanne Lamon was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Ms. Lamon is passionate about teaching young professionals, which she does at the University of Toronto and at the Glenn Gould Professional School of the Royal Conservatory of Music.