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Renée Anne Louprette

Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 4:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Harpsichord Recital

Renée Anne Louprette - Harpsichord Recital



Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York's finest organists,” Renée Anne Louprette maintains an international career as solo recitalist, conductor, teacher, and collaborative artist. She is Assistant Professor of Music and College Organist at Bard College 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 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. She is the current director of the National Competition in Organ Improvisation and a U.S.-Romanian Fulbright Scholar who spent the Fall 2022 season in Brasov, Transylvania, completing research on historic Romanian pipe organs.



Ms. Louprette has performed solo organ recitals at Royal Festival Hall in London, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and at festivals in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, and the United Kingdom. She has appeared as concerto soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia, the Auburn Symphony Orchestra in Seattle, and The Orchestra Now in New York. Additional collaborations have included the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Musica Sacra, Piffaro, American Brass Quintet, Los Angeles Dance Project, American saxophonist Paul Cohen, Romanian saxophonist Zoltán Réman, and traditional Irish musician Ivan Goff. She has released solo recordings of the music of J. S. Bach and 20th-century French organ masterworks to critical acclaim. Her current recording of Bach’s Clavier-Übung III performed on the Craighead-Saunders organ of Christ Church, Rochester, New York, is scheduled for release in September 2023.


Renée Anne Louprette holds a Master of Music degree in conducting from Bard College Conservatory, a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in piano performance and Graduate Professional Diploma in organ performance from The Hartt School, University of Hartford where she also began studies of the harpsichord. 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, where she studied with Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen (interpretation) and Philippe Lefebvre (improvisation). She has additionally studied harpsichord with Robert Edward Smith, Jan Willem Jansen, Laurence Cummings, and John Toll.



This concert will be held at Arts on the Lake.




Fitzwilliam Virginal Book 

Monsieurs Alman             William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Goe from my window       Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Wolseys Wilde                  William Byrd


Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)




Air and variations




Pièces de Clavecin, Deuxième Livre, Sixième Ordre

François Couperin (1668-1733)

Les Moissonneurs

Les Baricades Mistérieuses

Les Bergeries

Le Moucheron


Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat Major for Lute

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

or Cembalo, BWV 998


Renée Anne Louprette plays a double-manual Flemish harpsichord built after 17th-century models (Ruckers). With parts by Zuckermann Harpsichords, it was built by Paul Crowley in New York City (ca. 1980), restored by Willard Martin in 2020, and acquired from Baroque violinist Amelia Roosevelt in April 2022.