Music Director of Tafelmusik from 1981 to 2014, 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, Jeanne regularly guest directs symphony orchestras in North America and abroad. Upcoming and recent engagements include Les Violons du Roy, Detroit Symphony, l'Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), Orchestra London, Victoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Nova Scotia. She has won numerous awards for her work with Tafelmusik, including being appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000. Jeanne Lamon holds two honorary Doctorates, one from York University and one from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. In November, 2014, she will receive a third honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Toronto. She is passionate about teaching young professionals, which she does at the University of Toronto and through Tafelmusik’s artist training programmes.
Jeanne Lamon stepped down as Music Director of Tafelmusik in June, 2014, and is currently serving as the Chief Artistic Advisor until the next Music Director is chosen. She will continue to perform and tour with the orchestra in a reduced capacity and plans to devote more time to teaching, guest directing, and pursuing various hobbies.