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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 was appointed associate director of music and organist of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City in 2015. She previously served as director of music at the Church of Notre Dame, and associate director of music at both Trinity Wall Street and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.
An active freelance keyboardist, Louprette has performed with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Voices of Ascension, Clarion Music Society, American Symphony Orchestra, The Dessoff Choirs, and the Los Angeles Dance Project. She has performed throughout the U.K. and Ireland, including Westminster Abbey and the Temple Church in London, St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh and Dunblane Cathedral (Scotland), Galway Cathedral and DúnLaoghaire (Ireland). Her recording of the “Great Eighteen Chorales” of J. S. Bach on the Metzler Organ in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England, was named a classical music Critics' Choice 2014 by The New York Times.
European festival appearances include In Tempore Organi, Italy; Toulouse Les Orgues, France; and festivals in Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark. Louprette 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 has been a featured artist at two Americal Guild of Organists national conventions.
Louprette holds degrees from the Centre d’Études Supérieures de Musique et de Danse de Toulouse, France (premier prix); the Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse (diplôme supérieur); and the Hartt School of Music. Her teachers include Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, Philippe Lefebvre, James David Christie, Dame Gillian Weir, and Guy Bovet.
Louprette is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists.