Luis García Renart

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Luis García Renart (Barcelona) was a Spanish-born Mexican cellist. He often performed with his sister, the pianist Marta García Renart.[1][2][3][4][5]


Born in Barcelona, Garcia first studied at the National Conservatory of Music (Mexico) and then at the conservatories of Bern and Basel in Switzerland with Sándor Veress and Sándor Végh. Between 1956 and 1960 he studied directly under Pablo Casals in France and Puerto Rico. In 1959 he won the Harriet Cohen International Music Award.[6] In 1960 he won a scholarship to study at the Moscow Conservatory with Mstislav Rostropovich and Aram Khachaturian. In 1963 he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions which led to his New York City recital debut at Carnegie Hall. He had then performed as a soloist with orchestras and music ensembles throughout Europe, the Soviet Union, Israel, North America, and South America. He was part of the cello faculty at both Bard College Conservatory of Music and Vassar College.[7] Several of his students, such as Tom Cora,[8] have gone on to have successful careers of their own.

Mr. Garcia-Renart was Artistic Director of The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (NY) from 1991 to 2002.

Professor Garcia-Renart died on July 6, 2020, at the age of 84.[9]


  1. ^ Hispano americano -p50 1964 "El chelista, Luis García Renart y la pianista Marta García Renart, tocaron la obra con gran decoro artístico
  2. ^ Cuadernos de bellas artes - Page 66 Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico) 1962
  3. ^ Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Volume 122 By Arbeitskreis für Schulmusik und Allgemeine Musikpädagogik, Verband der Lehrer für Musik an den Höheren Schulen Bayerns, Robert-Schumann-Gesellschaft (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Verband Deutscher Oratorien
  4. ^ La Nación by Partido Acción Nacional 1962 (Mexico)
  5. ^ Cuadernos de bellas artes, Volume 3 By Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico) (notable inclusion in this works)
  6. ^ Bard College Press Release (3.8.01) Archived 2006-09-01 at the Wayback Machine Woodstock Chamber Orchestra concert at Bard College features world premiere of work by Jonathan Russell and Works by Rameau and Saint-Saens
  7. ^ Luis Garcia-Renart Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor of Music Bard College
  8. ^ Todd S. Jenkins (2004). Free jazz and free improvisation: an encyclopedia, Volume 1
  9. ^ "Bard College Conservatory of Music". Retrieved 2020-07-07.