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Ensemble Caprice
Ensemble CapriceUnder the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. For 20 years Ensemble Caprice has received national and international acclaim for their performances of early music. The ensemble gives concerts in Europe, in North America and Asia. The musicians recently performed at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London, UK, the Frick Collection in New York, the Utrecht Festival in the Netherlands, and many others.

In 2009 The New York Times featured them in a lengthy article, praising them as “imaginative, even powerful, and the playing is top-flight.” In Canada, Ensemble Caprice is invited to perform at musical events such as the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Elora Festival and the Domaine Forget’s International Festival. Ensemble Caprice’s most recent CDs on the Analekta label have all been highly acclaimed: Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels won Canada’s prestigious 2009 JUNO Award, Telemann and the Gypsies was recommended by Gramophone, Vivaldi and the Baroque Gypsies had two nominations in 2009 for Echo Klassik awards in Germany. The Ensemble is also the winner of three Opus Awards from the Conseil québécois de la musique, notably Performer of the Year (2010), and of two prizes awarded by the Montreal Arts Council, the Audience Appreciation Prize (2008-2009) and Finalist (2009) of the Grand Prix de Montréal.

Ensemble Caprice is represented by Agence Station bleue.

Elisabeth Comtois
4713 Papineau
Montreal, QC
H2H 1V4 Canada

PHONE: 514 273-3093
FAX: 514-273-9026