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Floriane Peycelon


Floriane Peycelon is a versatile professional musician, accomplished both as a busy freelance violinist and a very experienced teacher.

She studied the Violin in France, at the Lyon National Conservatoire of Music & Drama.  She was taught by Jean Bisciglia, Leader of the Lyon National Orchestra and Head of Strings at the Conservatoire.  After completing her MA in Politics and International Relations whilst playing in the Lyon Sinfonietta, Flo decided to make Kent her home.

Flo is the visiting Violin tutor at the University of Kent, where she also directs the String Sinfonia. She also teaches privately. Her students have been privileged to be involved in exciting music projects, working alongside the Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra, the composer John Woolrich, and the Sacconi Quartet.  Since February 2022, Flo has been directing the Folkestone Young Strings Orchestra.  She also runs the very successful Folkestone Camerata string workshops for amateur string players of all ages.

A prominent figure in the musical scene throughout Kent, Flo regularly freelances as a function violinist and an orchestral player, with the Festival Chamber Orchestra and various other orchestras and chamber groups throughout the county.  Flo has led the Folkestone Symphony Orchestra since 2000.  She leads many of the local Choral Society orchestras when available.  She is also the leader of the Oare String Orchestra, the Bradstow Orchestra and since September 2022, the Canterbury Orchestra.  As a chamber musician, she leads the Orsay Piano Quartet.  

Flo has given numerous solo and chamber music recitals in the UK and abroad. Her solo performances to date have included the Bach Double Violin concerto, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, the Beethoven Violin Concerto, Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending and all four of Vivaldi’s Seasons.  She has just performed the Violin Solo in Cecilia McDowall's 'The Girl from Aleppo' and even more recently been soloist in Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole with Folkestone Symphony. 

Floriane Peycelon

Folkestone and Hythe Orchestral Society

Telephone Derek Kemp (Chairman) 01303 894635/ Mob. 07919 030077