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Skip Sempe

Miss Sempé is a world-renowned virtuoso harpsichord participant, ensemble conductor, as well as the creator of the first group Capriccio Stravagante. He provides won acclaim being a single harpsichord player using a stunning control over the frequently inflexible tone from the instrument so that as an authoritative and fashionable interpreter of Baroque-era continuo realizations from thought bass. Elevated in New Orleans, Sempé researched music, organology, and artwork background at Oberlin University. He continued to review with Gustav Leonhardt in European countries. In 1986, he founded a Baroque and early music ensemble he called Capriccio Stravagante, an ensemble of from three to thirty players who talk about his commitment to solid sonorities, free appearance in interpretation and embellishment of their parts, positive and dramatic viewers existence, and Franco-Latin character, elements Sempé thinks are the center of Renaissance and far Baroque music. Sempé became specifically famous for his interpretations of music of the fantastic French college of clavecin composers such as for example Rameau and Couperin, as well as for his exciting, innovative playing of Scarlatti and Bach harpsichord music. He provides played (like a soloist or accompanist or as innovator of Capriccio Stravagante) at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Athens Concert Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and main locations in Scandinavia, america, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Holland. Event appearances consist of Aldeburgh, Barcelona, Aranjuez, Montpellier, Nimes, Montreux, Schleswig-Holstein, Boston, Utrecht, Bremen, as well as the London Lufthansa Event. His growing popularity as a innovative basso continuo accompaniment participant (combined with the solid colors made by the cellist and additional players who sign up for with doubling the bass collection) led him to produce extensions of Capriccio Stravagante, the Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra as well as the Capriccio Stravagante Opera. Sempé offers documented for the Arion, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Astrée brands, and his documented repertoire contains Monteverdi madrigals, consort music of William Byrd, vocal music of Purcell, instrumental music of Buxtehude, harpsichord music of Chambonnières and Lully, Bach concertos, and operas of Lully. His documented performances have received the Grand Prix du Disque de la Nouvelle Académie du Disque Française Charles Cros, the Diapason d’Or, Gramophone’s Critics’ Choice and Editor’s Choice Honours, the Stereo system Review Greatest of the Month, the Penguin Guideline Yearbook Award, the very best 10 Classics USA, as well as the Compact disc Classica Scelte d’Editore of Italy.

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