Ensemble Caprice, a baroque ensemble which performs on period instruments, was founded by acclaimed recorder soloist Matthias Maute and has
become known for its innovative and adventurous approach to an increasingly expanding musical repertoire.
In addition to their own concert series in Montreal, the group tours extensively across Canada and the USA, as well as Europe and Asia. The
ensemble is a regular guest at many prestigious European and American festivals; while on home soil, they can be heard at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Early Music Vancouver, Early Music Voices in Calgary, the Edmonton Chamber Music Society, the Elora Festival and the
Festival International du Domaine Forget. This remarkable touring schedule has established Ensemble Caprice as one of the most important Canadian baroque music ensembles.
The group’s impressive discography of over 20 albums has gained much critical acclaim. Their CD Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels received a 2009 JUNO
Award and the ensemble has received four prestigious Prix Opus awards (once for “Performer of the Year” and thrice for “Concert of the Year”) from
the Conseil québécois de la musique.
Their unique artistic approach and stunning performance style earned them an Audience Appreciation Prize from the Montreal Arts Council for the
2008-2009 season, as well as a finalist nomination for the council’s Grand Prize in 2010. The group also earned the Echo Klassic award in
Germany and several other nominations from the Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque. The acclaimed publication Gramophone Magazine
chose their CD Telemann and the Baroque Gypsies as one of its recommended recordings in 2010 and The New Yorker magazine listed their CD
Bach Brandenburg Concertos among their Top 10 Best Recordings of 2013.
Matthias Maute – Co-artistic director, recorder & traverso
Sophie Larivière – Co-artistic director, recorder & traverso
Susie Napper – Cello
David Jacques – Guitar
Ziya Tabassian – Percussion
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Tickets are available for purchase online or at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre