Renée Anne Louprette, Concert Organist

“...a technically nimble and dynamic organist” ~The New York Times

ABOUT RENÉE

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 6-15
Bard Music Festival
Nadia Boulanger and Her World
Fisher Center, Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Sat., September 18, 10 AM
Organ Masterclass
Bridgeport Chapter AGO
Saugatuck Congregational Church
Westport, CT

Sun., September 19, 7:30 PM
Organ Recital
Bridgeport Chapter AGO
Saugatuck Congregational Church
Westport, CT

Fri., October 1, 7:30 PM
Organ Recital
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Fort Worth, TX

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LATEST NEWS

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.

Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra interviews Renée Anne Louprette in The American Organist magazine about Women in Improvisation. Read the full article 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.

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RECORDINGS

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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Renée Anne Louprette – Une voix française | A French voice
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More recordings…

“…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”
~The Diapason