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Sophie Watillon


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During her short life the Belgian viola da gamba-soloist Sophie Watillon (1965-2005) gained international fame for her interpretations of Early Music and Baroque compositions for viola da gamba.

Sophie Watillon was born in Namur, Belgium in a musical family. At the age of sixteen she studied with Philippe Pierlot in Maastricht, Wieland Kuijken in Brussels, and at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland) with Paolo Pandolfo.

Apart from her solo career, Watillon was a permanent member of Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and Jordi Savall’s Le Concert des Nations.


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  • headeynyp

    @FSylvestris -that will be because a lot of us are ignorant peasants and not born with the worldly knowledge of some others. And because to the uninitiated(&peasants) there is quite a lot of similarity in the sound they make and probably a lot of people playing 'cello tag' radio will be content to hear v' da gamba playing sometimes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I went to the trouble of googling it & found this video. Hope you approve :

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • amscab

    Someone should compose a "Tombeau pour Mlle Watillon".

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Drazba

    thank you-very talented---always wondered what had happened

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Davea47

    According to this source, she died due to a cancer. . A memorial concert was held in her honour. I only just discovered her renditions of Marin Marais' music. An immeasurable loss.

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • foxforce5

    What was her cause of death?

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • FSylvestris

    Erm, why is this artist tagged "cello"? That's a viola da gamba.

    6 Feb 2009 Reply

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