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Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Frèdèric (Freddy) Renaud

Outdoor headshot of Freddy with cello.

FREDERIC RENAUD (cello) began his cello studies at the age of twelve and has studied in programs such as Juilliard MAP and Mannes Pre-College. He has performed and premiered works in major halls in New York, (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, DiMenna Center, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall) & Scotland (Aberdeen Music Hall) as a member of ensembles including Face The Music, ISO Symphony Orchestra, Holland’s Amersfoort Youth Orchestra in Scotland, in collaboration/instruction with the Kronos Quartet, and a performance/workshop in collaboration with Joshua Bell. He has also appeared in notable masterclasses, led by cellists such as Seth Parker Woods and Steven Isserlis.

Renaud has made appearances on multiple televised programs including Mass Appeal on WWLP featuring solo Bach. He has recently taken counselor positions at Lyra Music Festival and was an Artist in Residence at the pianoSonoma Music Festival in 2020. He has been a finalist in the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2017, prize winner of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association (ASTA Competition) in 2018, winner of the Lynn Concerto Competition in 2022, finalist in the John Olivera String Competition in 2023 and finalist in the San Francisco Conservatory Concerto Competition. Renaud is the first instrumentalist to be a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2017.

Renaud recently completed his Master’s degree at Lynn Conservatory of Music under the instruction of cellist David Cole in 2023, and will perform with the San Francisco Ballet under the Denis de Coteau Fellowship as a section cellist while pursuing his Professional Performance Certificate at the San Francisco Conservatory under the instruction of Jennifer Culp.