(Français) Kapsber girls

Kapsberg girls


Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651)

Deh Filli Vientene

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Canzona seconda a basso solo

Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)

Tra le speranze e’l timore

Begli Occhi

Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)

Tra le speranze e’l timore

Francesco Corbetta (1615 – 1681) and Gaspar Sanz (1640 – 1710)


Santiago de Murcia (1673 – 1739)


Gaspar Sanz (1640 – 1710)


Giulio Caccini (1551 – 1618)

Torna, deh, torna

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651)


Vedete la mia luce

—- intermission—-

Pietro Antonio Giramo (1619 –circa 1630)

La pazza venuta da Napoli


Les Kapsber’girls

Alice Duport-Percier, soprano

Axelle Verner, mezzo-soprano

Barbara Hünninger, viola da gamba and bass violin

Albane Imbs, baroque guitar, archlute and direction


La Pazzia Venuta da Napoli

Saturday July 28th – 16:00 – Salle Gabriel Julliard


Les Kapsber’girls

Created in 2015, the outcome of a passionate exploration of essentially Italian pre-Baroque repertoires, this young ensemble gathers four musicians, all trained at the Lyon CNSMD, Alice Duport-Percier, Axelle Verner, Barbara Hünninger and Albane Imbs.

Les Kapsber’girls is searching for a new key to interpret historical sources. Drawing inspiration from Italian traditional songs, the four musicians approach early 17th-centuty works from a crosscutting perspective, building previously unthought-of bridges and playing around with the genre.

The ensemble is driven by a creative compulsion to make old new again, inventing sound colours not unlike the tones of contemporary improvisation, and displaying energy and zest of the kind proffered by popular genres.

Following a first, noticeable performance, at the Journées du Luth (Paris, April 2016), Les Kapsber’girls is twice welcome as ensemble in residence at the Académie Bach (Arques la Bataille, 76) for the creation of its “La Finta Pazza” programme,  scheduled to be given, among other venues, at the Festival Académie Bach, next Summer.

After a number of concerts distinguished by unanimous critics’ awards (Saison Jeunes Talents, Paris ; Festival Européen Jeune Talents ; Festival Labeaume en Musique, Ardèche…), “La Finta Pazza“ is Winner of “Best Baroque   secular chamber music concert“  and Les Kapsber’girls is awarded the Putti d’Incarnat (2016/17 season) by Operacritique alongside Poème Harmonique and Il Festino.

In January 2018, the girls made a recording at the Cité de la Voix (Vézelay) under the direction of Rolf Lislevand, the great lutenist.


With the new programme they are currently working on, they steer away from secular Italy for a while to tackle the French Air de Cour.


For this programme, Les Kapsber’girls has received the support of the Académie Bach.