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⚠ First CD on Board ! ⚠

Help the Kapsber’girls to finance their very first CD i

About the project

It’s been more than three years since the creation of the ensemble, three years of musical complicity, many past and future concerts… It is time for Les Kapsber’girls to achieve their first CD !

For this first sound recording project, Hieronymus Kapsberger– the composer who has inspired the ensemble’s name (!) – will be honoured. The CD will contain Villanelles for one or several voices and instrumental music of the Italian composer. In short, acolourful program around a repertoire that the Kapsber’girls never tire of and that they hold close to their hearts.

The adventure is already well launched since, thanks to the invitation of La Cité de la Voix (Vézélay, Burgundy) and the invaluable artistic advice of lute player Rolf Lislevand, they have already recorded a first part of the CD last January. The next part and the end of recording is programmed from the 12th to the 15th of September 2018 in Kristiansand (Norway)…

And this is where we need you… !

What are the funds for?

The release of a CD is not at all a small issue, it’s an extraordinary adventure, which demands patience, tenacity, personal investment and… financing !

First of all there are theessential stages: between the choosing of the repertoire and the printing of the CD :

there is the recording session, the editing, the music mixing, the pressing, the edition of the booklet, etc…

But it is also a human adventure, the artists never work alone: sound-engineer, artistic adviser, host, press officer, etc., are there to make the project possible.

And all of this has a price

To realize this first sound recording project, the Kaps’ must therefore raise the funds necessary to finance an inevitable step 😉: the whole production. The post-production will be covered by the record company.


Therefore your help via crowdfunding will serve to :

compensate the sound engineer (1500€)

finance the rent of the recording studio (1500€)

pay the expenses of the artists (accommodation, food, transports) (500€)

To continue to participate in the crowdfunding Ulule, even when the goal has been achieved, will help the ensemble to nourish and develop their artistic project thanks to a more efficient communication and diffusion (particularly concerts to launch the CD, publicity, visibility on social networks) and also for the purchase of equipment (music scores, music stands, sets,...).

About the project owner

As a result of a passionate research, principally focused on the exploration of thebaroque repertoires of the XVIIth and XVIIIth century, the ensemble was created in 2015,

under the leadership of Albane Imbs, while the four musicians studied in the Conservatory (CNSMD) of Lyon.

Les Kapsber'girlsreunite:

Alice Duport-Percier (Soprano)

Axelle Verner (Mezzo-Soprano)

Barbara Hünninger (Viola da gamba, Bass Violin)

Albane Imbs (Archiluth, Theorbo, Baroque Guitar, Direction)


Les Kapsber'girls are looking for a new key to the interpretation of historical sources. Inspired by various traditional repertoires, the four musicians find new pathways to play with this genre by taking a more transversal look at the works of the XVII and XVIIIth centuries.

On the agenda are the energy and vitality borrowed from “popular” music, multiple colours pulling in the sound of current music styles and a febrile desire to search for the new in the old.

In 2016-2017 Les Kapsber’girls benefited from artistic residencies at the Académie Bach (Arques la Bataille, Fr.).

Their first two concerts were unanimously rewarded by the critics and have had a very warm reception from the public (Journées du luth, saison Jeunes Talents, Festival Européen Jeunes Talents, Labeaume en Musique, Anacréon...). For the season 2016/17 their program La Finta Pazza has been nominated “best profane chamber concert” and Les Kapsber’girls receive the Putti d’Incarnat by Operacritique alongside ensemble Poème harmonique.

Recently they have played in several famous festivals and seasons :  London Festival of Baroque Music, Brighton’s Festival, Quotidiennes de la Cité de la Voix in Vézelay, Festival Valloire Baroque, Festival Académie Bach, Sinfonia en Périgord... And very soon in Toulouse les Orgues, Festival Fora do lugar (Port.), ...

To listening...


crédit photo: Vincent Arbelet. Retouche Photo: Axelle Verner