About the Artist
Ensemble Caprice, under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Originally formed in Germany in 1989 and now based in Montreal, the ensemble continues to give concerts in Europe and has appeared at the Vlaanderen Festival in Bruges, Belgium, the Netwerk-Reihe of the Organisatie voor Oude Muziek in The Netherlands, the International Recorder Symposium in Stuttgart, the Recorder Festival in Stockstadt, and the Early Music Rencontres in Heidelberg. In 2005, the ensemble made its U.S. debut in the Boston Early Music Festival concert series and has subsequently appeared in many parts of this country, with a tour of Israel. Closer to home, the ensemble has its own concert series at Redpath Hall in Montreal and was recently nominated for the Conseil québécois de la musique's prestigious Prix Opus award in three different categories, including best early music concert and CD.