February 26, 2022



Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Concert Timing: 8:00 pm to ~9:30 pm
Venue: Aberfoyle Place, Washington DC or a venue at Dupont Circle, Washington DC. Please note: Aberfoyle Place is a private home with a smaller concert space.
Covid Health & Safety Protocols: For everyone’s safety, attendees need to show ID and proof of full vaccination at the venue door. Masking is required while in the venue, including during the concert. Please carefully review the information in our Covid Safety Protocols tab below before purchasing tickets. Performers and Capriccio staff and volunteers are all fully vaccinated and will have received a negative Covid test the day of the concert.


Capriccio is thrilled to present celebrated harpsichordist Anastasia Antonova in a very special, intimate concert. Anastasia, a laureate of the most prestigious harpsichord competitions, is internationally acclaimed for her exquisite touch, fluid virtuosity, and exceptional ability to bring out the deepest beauties inherent in the music. Anastasia’s program ‘Transcendence’ includes sublime works by giants of the Baroque – J.S. Bach, François Couperin and Louis Couperin.


Louis Couperin (1626 – 1661)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Prelude a l’imitation de M. Froberger

Fantasia and fugue in A minor, BWV 904

Louis Couperin

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude in F major

Italian Concerto BWV 971: Allegro – Andante – Presto

Louis Marchand (1669 – 1732)

From Suite I in d minor: Prelude – Chaconne

François Couperin (1668 – 1733)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Le Tic Toc Choc ou les Maillotins (from Ordre 18ème)
Les Baricades Mystérieuses (from Ordre 6ème )

Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother, BWV 992
– Friends gather and try to dissuade him from departing
They picture the dangers which may befall him
The friends’ lament
Since he cannot be dissuaded, they say farewell
Aria of the postilion horn
– Fugue in imitation of the postilion’s horn


“Anastasia Antonova’s performance was a highlight of the entire evening. From the first bars Anastasia Antonova appears as a perfectionist, technically precise, deeply engaged…, with a strong rhythmic sense and impressive natural musicianship” Jiří Fuchs, Opera Plus

Anastasia Antonova is a Russian harpsichordist and pianist, the world’s only musician who has been a prizewinner at the three largest and most prestigious harpsichord competitions – she took first prize at the International Prague Spring Competition (2017), and third prizes at the International J.S. Bach Competition (2017) in Leipzig and Musica Antiqua international competition in Brugge, Belgium (2018). Anastasia has also been a laureate at the International Early Music Competition YAMANASHI (Japan, 2016), a Golden Prize winner at the International harpsichord SVIREL competition (A&A Cembalo Duo, ensemble nomination, Slovenia, 2016), and a laureate at the international harpsichord VOLONSKY competition (Moscow, Russia, 2013).

Anastasia is an instructor of harpsichord, basso-continuo and chamber ensemble music at the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, a position she has held since 2018.

Born in Moscow, Anastasia graduated with honors from Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied harpsichord (Prof. Olga Filippova), piano (Prof. Michail Dubov) and fortepiano (Prof. Alexey Lubimov). Anastasia continued her harpsichord studies at the postgraduate level at the Moscow Conservatory with Prof. O. Filippova and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Wolfgang Glüxam. Anastasia has also participated in pre-eminent Master Classes with K. Haugsand, P. Hantai, S. Sempe, M. Mencoboni, A. Marcon, and C. Schornsheim, amongst others.

Anastasia performs regularly in Austria, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, Slovenia and Russia. Her recent appearances as a soloist have been in prestigious venues such as Wiener Konzerthaus, Prague’s Rudolfinum, Great Hall of Tivolivredenburg in Utrecht, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, South Czech Philharmony, Moscow International House of Music, Moscow Philharmony, and Zaryadye Hall. In 2018 Anastasia made her debuts with the Czech Philharmonic and at the Prague Spring International Music Festival. She also performs regularly as a soloist with notable orchestras, including Pratum Integrum, Collegium 1704, South Czech Philharmony, Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů  Zlin Orchestra, State Symphony Capella of Russia, Moscow chamber Gnessin Orchestra.

Anastasia’s harpsichord performances have been broadcast by Russian Culture TV and radio stations such as Radio Osterreich 1 (Austria); Český rozhlasČRo Vltava (Czech Republic); Der Bayerische Rundfunk (Germany); Concertzender (Netherlands); Radio Russia; and Radio Orpheus (Russia). 

Capriccio is delighted to welcome audiences back to our live concerts. We’re thrilled to once again share with patrons the very particular beauties and joys of live performances played by exceptional harpsichordists and musicians.

We want to assure our patrons that Capriccio is committed to ensuring the health and safety of patrons, employees, and artists at our concerts. We are regularly updating our safety protocols consistent with guidance offered by top medical authorities. Please read about our updated Safety Protocols here:


– Staff, volunteer concert assistants, and artists at Capriccio concerts will always be fully vaccinated. They will also have been tested for, and cleared of, Covid-19 the day of the concert.

 Patrons will need to provide proof of full vaccination and ID at the concert door. Paper or electronic copies of vaccination together with photo ID are accepted. Patrons with a medical condition preventing vaccination and children under 12 will be excepted from this requirement but will instead need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 24 hours of the concert start time together with photo ID.

– Capriccio requires that patrons wear a well-fitted mask – preferably an N94 or NK94 – over the nose and mouth at all times in concert venues, including through the performance. Artists, who will all be fully vaccinated and tested for Covid the day of the concert, will enter the stage masked, but may remove their mask while performing.

– About our Venues: We are generally using larger public venues where seats can be widely spaced. However, we are also cautiously re-introducing house concerts. House concert venues will have been well-aired and intensively cleaned the day of the concert. In any venue, regardless of size, chairs will be spaced by ticketed group and audiences kept small. For the foreseeable future, we will not offer our usual pre/post-concert complimentary canapés and beverages to limit mask removal.

– Concert ticket holders will receive a Safety Protocol ‘gentle reminder’ email a few days prior to the concert reconfirming Capriccio’s Safety Protocols and providing details of any changes/updates to these.

– Capriccio urges patrons who feel unwell before a concert to stay home. Ticket exchanges will be offered to any patron advising Capriccio before a concert that they feel unwell.

Liability Release: Please note that by purchasing a ticket to, or attending, a Capriccio Baroque concert patrons are agreeing to release Capriccio from claims of any nature related to the coronavirus pandemic and the Covid-19 disease and any related disease, specifically including, but not limited to, any claim that the patron or any event participant has contracted or been exposed to the relevant coronavirus while attending a Capriccio event.

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