Renée Anne Louprette, Concert Organist

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


American organist Renée Anne Louprette maintains an international career as recitalist, conductor, collaborative musician, and teacher. She is associated with several 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. She is director of the American Guild of Organists’ National Competition in Organ Improvisation.

Louprette is a U.S.-Romanian Fulbright Scholar who spent the Fall 2022 season in Brașov, Transylvania, surveying the preservation of historic Romanian pipe organs. She is Assistant Professor of Music and College Organist at Bard College in New York where she directs the Bard Baroque Ensemble and leads an annual Bach cantata series. She has directed the organ program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Jersey since 2013 and is a former faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and the John J. Cali School of Music of Montclair State University.

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Saturday, August 3, 5 PM
Eugene Drucker & Friends
Berkshire Bach Society
Eugene Drucker, violin
Roberta Cooper, cello
Renée Anne Louprette, piano
Kellogg Music Center
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Great Barrington, MA

Saturday, August 10, 7 PM
Bard Music Festival: Berlioz and his World
Program 3 – The Sounds of a Nation: Patriotism and Antiquity
The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, Conductor
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Thursday, August 15, 7 PM
Friday, August 16, 3 PM
Bard Music Festival: Berlioz and his World
Program Six – Sacred Music in France
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, Conductor
Church of the Messiah
Rhinebeck, NY

Saturday, August 24, 6 PM
Organ Nights at the Black Church
Organ Recital
Biserica Neagră
Brașov, Romania

Sunday, August 25, 6 PM
Organ Recital
Biserica Fortificată
Cristian-Sibiu, Romania

Wednesday, August 28, 6 PM
Organ Recital
Biserica Evanghelică
Bistrița, Romania

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Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media’s Pipedreams released a program on January 15, 2024 about Renée and her career as concert organist. The two-part broadcast features live performances from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN (recorded by Barone in 2021) and excerpts from Renée’s recent recordings (Bach’s Great Eighteen Chorales; Une voix française; Bright Vision). The program can be accessed here: Bright Vision #2403.

Renée’s latest recording on the Acis label: Bach’s “Clavier-Übung III, The Pedal Settings” will be released at a concert event sponsored by the Eastman School of Music at Christ Church, Rochester on September 24 at 4 PM. The release event will coincide with the 15th anniversary of the Craighead-Saunders organ modeled after the 1776 Casparini organ in Vilnius, Lithuania and featured in the recording.

Renée was nominated by her peers to become a member of the Recording Academy – an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other musical professionals famous for its Grammy Awards recognizing worldwide achievement in music. Renée was confirmed a member of the Recording Academy’s Class of 2023 in July.

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Renée Anne Louprette – Bach: Clavier-Übung III | The Pedal Settings
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Renée Anne Louprette & Ivan Goff – Bright Vision
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Renée Anne Louprette – Une voix française | A French voice
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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”
~The Diapason