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The Capriccio Stravagante Prize recognizes, supports and encourages exceptional
individuality and talent in young musicians in Renaissance and Baroque music.

Performers are chosen with regard to future investment in a musician's
originality, insight and potential, rather than past accomplishments.


Olivier Fortin - 1998      Julien Martin - 2002      Josh Cheatham - 2006      Raphaël Pichon - 2011               


The Capriccio Stravagante Prize offers

Artistic development that transcends a single event

Extensive experience in rehearsal and performance through
concerts and recordings with Skip Sempé and Capriccio Stravagante, including
programming ranging from chamber music to large vocal and instrumental ensembles

Management services that encourage international concert activities and co-productions

Training in state of the art techniques of recording production
and post-production with Skip Sempé and the Paradizo team

Privileged visits to public and private collections of important musical instruments

Assistance with acquisitions and loans of musical instruments


The Capriccio Stravagante Prize was established in 1998 to honor the memory of Michel Murgier,
whose work represented a model of enthusiastic commitment to exuberant and communicative virtuosity.