"A most audacious marriage of the emotional and the athletic..."


Skip Sempé, virtuoso harpsichordist, director and founder of Capriccio Stravagante, is at the forefront of today’s musical personalities in Renaissance and Baroque music. 


Since the very beginning, the magic combination of nonchalance and power - the trademarks of Skip Sempé and Capriccio Stravagante’s live and recorded performances - has been rewarded with outstanding critical praise worldwide.


Skip Sempé combines the rare synthesis of uncompromising musical moderator and admired virtuoso performer. 


Season after season of prestigious concert appearances and recordings document Skip Sempé’s dedication to strategic planning of repertoire, artists and programming.


In founding the Paradizo label, Skip Sempé adds the role of impresario and recording producer to his ever-growing list of activities as harpsichordist, musical director of Capriccio Stravagante, guest musical director, teacher, coach and lecturer. 


In addition to concert engagements and recordings with Capriccio Stravagante, Skip Sempé collaborates frequently as a guest musical director, including projects with Collegium Vocale Gent, Vox Luminis, Capella Cracoviensis, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, B'Rock, Holland Baroque, Choeur Pygmalion, Chanticleer and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

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