Ensemble Caprice

  • Type of music played: Baroque, Early Classical
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 5-6
  • Fee range of programs: $5,000-$6,999
State/Province where ensemble is based: 
QC
Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Matthias Maute, recorder and baroque flute; Sophie Larivière, recorder and baroque flute; Susie Napper, viola da gamba and violoncello; Erin Helyard, harpsichord; David Jacques, baroque guitar; Olivier Brault, baroque violin (Size of ensemble varies according to the program)
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Originally formed in Germany in 1989 and now based in Montreal, the ensemble has appeared at the Vlaanderen Festival in Bruges, the Netwerk-Reihe of the Organisatie voor Oude Muziek, the Internationale Händel-Festspiele in Göttingen and the International Recorder Symposium in Stuttgart. In 2005, Caprice made its U.S. debut in the Boston Early Music Festival concert series and has subsequently appeared in many parts of the United States, with additional tours of Israel and Taiwan. Closer to home in Canada, the ensemble gives performances at major festivals across the country. Caprice's CD, Gloria! Vivaldi's Angels (Analekta) won Canada's 2009 JUNO award in the category of Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance. Ensemble Caprice has also been nominated for 2009 Echo Klassik awards in Germany for its CD Vivaldi and the Baroque Gypsies (Analekta) in two different categories.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Amanda Pond
Booking Contact Address: 
198 West River Street
Booking Contact City: 
Milford
Booking Contact State/Province: 
CT
Booking Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
06460
Booking Contact Country: 
United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
(203) 874-5548
Booking Contact Fax: 
(203) 874-3508
Booking Contact Email: 
amandapond@earthlink.net
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Salsa Baroque! - 5 musicians; Antonio Vivaldi and the Baroque Gypsies - 8 musicians; Bach and the Bohemian Gypsies - 10 musicians; (Fees will vary according to the program and expenses.)
Group Photo (JPEG): 
Audio files: 
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Hungaricus 15.mp3
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Vivaldi - Concerto in C Major RV 533 - Allegro.mp3
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Vivaldi - Gloria in Excelsis Deo.mp3
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Schmelzer - Serenata con altre arie.mp3
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: 
Discography of the ensemble: