Renée Anne Louprette, Concert Organist
Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York’s finest organists,” Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, conductor, and teacher. She is associated with a number of distinguished music programs in the New York City area, having served as Associate Director of Music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Associate Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street, Organist and Associate Director at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, and Director of Music at the Church of Notre Dame.
Since 2019, Louprette has been Assistant Professor of Music and College Organist of Bard College, where she directs the Bard Baroque Ensemble. She was subsequently appointed to the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory in 2020. She has been the University Organist and Organ Area Coordinator at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, since 2013 and is a former member of the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.
Fri., June 4, 7 PM
Arthur Poister Organ Competition
Renée Anne Louprette, final round judge
Wed., June 9 – Sat., June 12
Victoria Bach Festival
First United Methodist Church
Sat., June 26, 8 PM (EET)
Live Streamed Organ Recital
Fri., July 9, 7 PM
Wed., July 14, 7 PM
Sun., July 18, 4 PM
Renée Anne Louprette is busy preparing The Handel Aria Project, a collaborative performance project with the Bard Baroque Ensemble and the Graduate Vocal Arts Program of Bard College Conservatory exploring arias from George Frederic Handel’s operas Giulio Cesare and Rodelinda, scheduled for online streaming on Friday, May 14, 2021.
Renée Anne Louprette’s two recent recordings receive high marks from reviewer Rupert Gough in the British publication Choir & Organ: 5 stars for Une voix française, 4 stars for Bright Vision. Read more here.
Renée Anne Louprette participates in a video tribute in celebration of her teacher Gillian Weir, DBE, on the occasion of Dame Gillian’s 80th birthday. View the video tribute here.
Paul Fritts Pipe Organ, Op. 48, was installed in the home of George B. Stauffer and Renée Anne Louprette in New Jersey in November 2020. Read more here.
Renée Anne Louprette joins distinguished roster of Bard Conservatory Faculty as Director of the Bard Baroque Ensemble.
Renée Anne Louprette commissioned a new work from composer George Baker in 2020, Prélude Salve Regina, and recorded the premiere on the Fritts Organ of Princeton Theological Seminary on June 20. Watch the premiere performance video here.
Coming soon…another recording was completed in August 2017 on the magnificent Craighead-Saunders organ of Christ Church, Rochester and the Eastman School of Music. Louprette has captured a landmark recording of J. S. Bach’s Clavier-Übung III (pedal works).
Renée Anne Louprette & Ivan Goff – Bright Vision
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“…the performance won a deserved ovation”
~The New York Times
“…a communicative player with no shortage of imaginative ideas, with fingers fully capable of backing them up”
~The Irish Times
“…on a la certitude d’un talent prometteur, et à suivre”