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Over the last 30 years, the impact of Skip Sempé and Capriccio Stravagante's 'house style' has created an ever growing public
of listeners and has inspired 
an entire new generation of performers dedicated to this daring beauty of musical expression.


Skip Sempé is regularly invited to teach and coach harpsichordists and ensembles, and for conferences at the 
Piccola Accademia di Montisi, Hochschule für Künste Bremen 
at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Leipzig Bach Festival,
Orpheus Institute in Gent, Festival d'Ambronay, Stage de Musique Baroque de Barbaste, Berkeley Early Music Festival, 

Stanford University,
Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Baroque Performance Institute, Mc Gill University, University of Montréal,
Utrecht Early Music Festival, Juilliard School, Library of Congress,
Villa Medici / Académie de France à Rome and Institut d'études avancées de Paris / Hôtel de Lauzun.

Juilliard at the Piccola Accademia di Montisi
July 23-30, 2018
Robert Mealy, Cynthia Roberts, Phoebe Carrai, Gonzalo Ruiz, Skip Sempé
Information and application: https://www.juilliard.edu/piccolaaccademia


The 2017 Institut d'études avancées de Paris / Hôtel de Lauzun Masterclass
Skip Sempé will present a public masterclass for harpsichord and chamber music in Paris on 30 November 2017,
in co-production with the Institut des études avancées de Paris, the Piccola Accademia di Montisi and Capriccio Stravagante.


The 2017 Villa Medici Masterclasses
Skip Sempé returned to Rome to present masterclasses at the
Villa Medici / Académie de France à Rome from 6-9 November 2017,
in co-production with the Villa Medici, the Piccola Accademia di Montisi and Capriccio Stravagante.
With Anna Kiskachi, Anastasia Antonova, David Cates, Stanivlav Gres, Elizaveta Dregalina, Weronika Klosiewicz

2017 Terpsichore Masterclass at the Salle Erard, Paris
Public masterclass - Byrd & Frescobaldi
Saturday 16 September 2017
With Cristiano Gaudio, Lillilan Gordis, Sara Shukla

2017 Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute
Skip Sempé on the faculty of the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute (harpsichord and chamber music).
from 25 June - 1 July 2017.

The 2017 Fondation Simon et Cino Del Duca / Institut de France Masterclasses
Skip Sempé presented public masterclasses for harpsichord and chamber music in Paris on 23 & 24 March 2017, in co-production with the Piccola Accademia di Montisi and Capriccio Stravagante.
With Cristiano Gaudio, Anna Homenya, Marina Ishina, Darja Zemele, Shuntaro Sugie, Paulina Wierdak


The 2016 Villa Medici Masterclasses
Skip Sempé returned to Rome to present masterclasses at the
Villa Medici / Académie de France à Rome from 7-10 November 2016,
in co-production with the Villa Medici and the Piccola Accademia di Montisi.
With Anastasia Antonova, Franjo Bilić, Teun Braken, David Cates, Stanislav Gres, Anna Kiskachi, Alexander von Heissen.

The 2015 Piccola Accademia di Montisi Masterclasses at the Utrecht Early Music Festival
Skip Sempé presented public masterclasses in co-production with the Piccola Accademia di Montisi
and the Utrecht Early Music Festival on 31 August, 1 & 2 September 2015.
With Ondrej Bernovsky, Julia Chmielewska, Alexey Grotz, Katarzyna Kowalik, Ibai Perez Lopez.

The 2014 Villa Medici Masterclasses
Skip Sempé & Pierre Hantaï returned to Rome to present masterclasses at the
Villa Medici / Académie de France à Rome from 20-23 October 2014,
in co-production with the Villa Medici, the Piccola Accademia di Montisi and Capriccio Stravagante.
With Anastasiya Akinfina, Alexey Grotz, Zeljko Manic, Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya,
Olga Paschenko, Anna-Riikka Santapukki, Zsombor Tóth-Vajna, Justin Taylor.

The 2013 Villa Medici Masterclasses
Skip Sempé & Pierre Hantaï presented masterclasses at the
Villa Medici / Academie de France à Rome from 28-31 October 2013,
in co-production with the Villa Medici, the Piccola Accademia di Montisi and Capriccio Stravagante.
With Anastasiya Akinfina, Ekaterina Likhina, Nathaniel Mander, Pavao Mašić, Darja Zemele.


Le Temple de la Musique Ancienne

Since 2009, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante and Paradizo have taken part in the
creation of a new and ambitious project - the preservation and restoration of
Wanda Landowska’s Concert Hall and Gardens in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, located twenty minutes from Paris.

The Temple de la Musique Ancienne and surrounding gardens were Landowska’s personal invention,
which she designed in close collaboration with the architect Jean-Charles Moreux. The Concert Hall and Gardens were
completed in 1927 and became the first worldwide center dedicated to the study of the harpsichord and early music. 

At the Temple de la Musique Ancienne, Landowska performed public concerts, recorded, taught privately and
gave public masterclasses. The magical acoustics, idyllic atmosphere and inspired teaching established an
immediate worldwide reputation – on many occasions, participants conversed in more than ten languages.

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Skip Sempé and Capriccio Stravagante are collaborating on plans to encourage and ensure the
restoration of this tradition through a series of coaching sessions for harpsichordists
and ensembles, offered during several periods throughout each year.

While awaiting the restoration of the Temple de la Musique Ancienne, Skip Sempé began these
coaching sessions in Paris. The first of these sessions took place between March and June 2010. 

In addition to the concert projects and recording releases celebrating
Capriccio Stravagante’s 25th anniversary, further coaching sessions were offered in 2011/12.