Renée Anne Louprette
RENÉE ANNE LOUPRETTE
"She presented herself as a communicative player with no shortage of imaginative ideas, with fingers fully capable of backing them up, and with feet which are not just nimble on the pedals, but every bit as expressively articulate as her fingers." (Michael Dervan, The Irish Times)
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 has performed with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Voices of Ascension, Clarion Music Society, American Symphony Orchestra, The Dessoff Choirs, New York Choral Society, Oratorio Society of New York, and Piffaro. In New York City she has appeared in Carnegie, Zankel, Avery Fisher, Alice Tully and Merkin Halls, and Miller Theatre of Columbia University. In February 2015, she collaborated with the Los Angeles Dance Project in a performance at Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. She has performed throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, including Westminster Abbey and the Temple Church in London, St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh and Dunblane Cathedral (Scotland), Galway Cathedral and Dún Laoghaire (Ireland). Additional European festival appearances include Magadino, Switzerland; In Tempore Organi, Italy; Ghent and Hasselt, Belgium; Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark; and Toulouse Les Orgues, France. She appeared as organ soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia, in a performance of Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony broadcast live on ABC radio. She regularly performs at regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and has been featured at two national conventions: the 2010 Convention in Washington, D.C., and the 2014 Convention in Boston where she presented the world premiere of Pamela Decker's Faneuil Hall. Her recording of the "Great Eighteen Chorales" of J. S. Bach on the Metzler organ in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (Acis #58180) was named a classical music Critics' Choice 2014 by the New York Times.
Ms. Louprette's 2016–17 season included solo recitals at Woolsey Hall of Yale University, Washington National Cathedral, the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and Queens College in New York City, Arizona State University, Pacific Lutheran University, and performances with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center with violinist Joshua Bell and conductor Louis Langrée. In summer 2017, she was a featured performer at the Victoria Bach Festival in Texas, and at the AGO-RCCO Montréal Organ Festival. The 2017–18 season will take her to churches and cathedrals in Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New York City, Ohio, and New Mexico. In December 2018 she will make her debut at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
Renée Anne Louprette 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 previously served as Associate Director of Music and Organist of the Unitarian Church of All Souls, Associate Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, and Associate Director of Music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, all in New York City.
Ms. Louprette holds a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in piano performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma in organ performance from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. She was awarded a Premier Prix –mention très bien from the Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse, France and a Diplôme Supérieur in organ performance from the Centre d’Études Supérieures de Musique et de Danse de Toulouse, studying with Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen and improvisation with Philippe Lefebvre. She completed additional studies with Dame Gillian Weir, James David Christie, and Guy Bovet.
Renée Anne Louprette is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.