The General Editor
Sylvie Bouissou won three first prizes at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, five first prizes at the Conservatoire national de Région in Versailles, and attended the Académie de France in Rome. She is a certified teacher of music with a doctorate in musicology from the Université Paris-IV-Sorbonne and a Habilitation from the Université Paris I, Sorbonne-Panthéon.
After entering CNRS in 1988, she founded the Institut de recherche sur le patrimoine musical en France (Research Institute for Musical Heritage in France) in 1996 and served as its director until 2003. In 1998 she was appointed director of research at CNRS. In 1993, together with the French Ministry of Culture and the Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation, she founded Musica Gallica, a national collection of French musical heritage. She served as its secretary-general from 1993 to 2003, thereby taking part in the publication of more than one-hundred volumes. She is the author of many articles on baroque music.