Jean-Claude Malgoire

Jean-Claude Malgoire (25 November 1940 – 14 April 2018) was a French conductor.

Early life

Malgoire was born on 25 November 1940 in Avignon, France.[1][2][3] His mother was born in Italy.[1]

Malgoire graduated from the Paris Conservatory.[1][4]


Malgoire began his career as an oboist.[2] He played the cor anglais for the Orchestre de Paris, under the direction of conductor Charles Munch.[2] Over the course of his career, he played for conductors Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti and Seiji Ozawa.[3] In 1971, he played the cor anglais in Ravel's Piano Concerto alongside pianist Samson François, conducted by André Cluytens.[2] He also played the cor anglais in Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.[2]

Malgoire founded La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, a period-instrument Baroque music ensemble, in 1966.[1] He played the works of Jean-Baptiste Lully and André Campra.[1] He also founded the Florilegium Musicum de Paris,[5] a medieval music group.[2] In 1972, he joined Ensemble 2e2m founded by Paul Méfano.[2] He was the artistic director of the Atelier lyrique in Tourcoing from 1981 to 2018.[4]

Malgoire was awarded the Victoires de la Musique in 1992.[4]


Malgoire died on 14 April 2018 in 14th arrondissement of Paris.[1][2][3]


  1. Talabot, Jean (14 April 2018). "Mort du chef d'orchestre Jean-Claude Malgoire, maître du baroque". Le Figaro. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. Machart, Renaud (14 April 2018). "Jean-Claude Malgoire, hautboïste et chef d'orchestre, est mort". Le Monde. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. de Laleu, Aliette (14 April 2018). "Jean-Claude Malgoire, roy de la musique, est mort". France Musique. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. "Le chef d'orchestre Jean-Claude Malgoire est mort". Télérama. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. Discography of the Florilegium Musicum De Paris on Discogs

Further reading

  • Schaefer-Kasriel, Virginie (2005). Jean-Claude Malgoire : 50 ans de musiques et d'aventure. Lyon: Symétrie. ISBN 9782914373180. OCLC 420730406.
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