Renée Anne Louprette
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, accompanist, conductor, and teacher. She is University Organist and Coordinator of the Organ Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and a former member of the organ 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.
She has performed with the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Voices of Ascension, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Choral Society, and Piffaro, among numerous others, and has appeared in performances at most of the major New York City concert halls. International tours have taken her throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, including Westminster Abbey and the Temple Church (London), St. Giles Cathedral and Dunblane Cathedral (Scotland), and Galway Cathedral (Ireland), and as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia. She has been featured at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists including Washington, D.C. (2010) and Boston (2014). The 2018/19 season will feature Louprette’s début with the American Brass Quintet, and continuing collaborations with Musica Viva NY under conductor Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, classical saxophonist Paul Cohen, and traditional Irish musician Ivan Goff, including tonight’s recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Her recording of J.S. Bach’s “Great Eighteen Chorales” (on the Acis label) was named a classical music Critics’ Choice 2014 by The New York Times. Her latest CD, Une Voix Française: A French Voice, was released In February 2018, also on the Acis label. Her upcoming recordings include Bach’s Clavier-Übung III on the Acis label, recorded on the Craighead-Saunders organ of Christ Church, Rochester, New York, and a collaborative recording of original compositions and arrangements of traditional Irish repertoire with uilleann piper Ivan Goff, recorded at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City.
Louprette holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Graduate Professional Diploma from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. She was awarded a Premier Prix from the Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse, France and a Diplôme Supérieur for organ from the Centre d’Études Supérieures de Musique et de Danse de Toulouse, where she studied with Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, and Philippe Lefebvre. Additional studies have been with Dame Gillian Weir, James David Christie, and Guy Bovet. She is presently a candidate for the Master of Music degree in conducting from Bard College Conservatory.