Arnaud Renard

PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN - MUSIC TEACHER

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A native from Le Mans, France, Arnaud Renard began to play guitar at the age of 6 on one of his father's guitar that he brought back from a trip to Spain. He studied music in private schools and conservatories of music from the age of 9. He also learned piano from an early age.

In 1999 Arnaud received his first degree from University François Rabelais in France, and then a Bachelor's degree in Humanities and social science mention Music, Musicology and Ethnomusicology. In 2009 he received a Master's Degree in Science and Practices of Education and Training.

Virtuoso guitarist Arnaud has worked on four continents: Europe, Africa, USA, and Asia. He taught music at the Mermoz International High School in Ivory Coast between 2001 to 2004. Then he taught music at prestigious schools such as the famous tri-language School Oasis of Maadi of Cairo in Egypt where he received an award of excellence for his work.

From 2011 to 2014, he worked at the French International School of Bangkok in Thailand where he executed many musical projects. He also coached a dozen rock band and worked with studios for the production of two albums.

In 2015, he joined the Awty International School as a music teacher. Awty is the largest international day school in the USA. It is recognized as one of the top three Best Private Schools in the Houston area.

In 2020, Arnaud became the Head of Music of the new French school, Lycee International de Houston. The LIH is the local best of French education for children of the world.

His repertoire consists of classical music of the great composers Agustín Barrios Mangore, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Tarrega, and others. His repertoire also included flamenco music solos of the great composers like Vicente Amigo and Paco de Lucia.

Based in the Houston area, Arnaud spends most of his time teaching and composing.

Arnaud currently plays on a Bendicht Tschannen Guitar made in the USA.

Projects and Workshops



Thai Traditional Music Workshop

Workshop of Thai traditional Music organized by Arnaud for the French School in Bali

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Chorasies

Organized choir from Thailand, Singapour, Kuala Lumpur and Bali

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Tri Martolod

Project to mix thai music and French traditional music

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Awty Guitar Ensemble

Canon by Pachelbel - Spring Concert

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Awty Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble - Canon by Pachelbel - Spring Concert

Posted by Arnaud Renard on Friday, May 4, 2018

Mozart

Introduction and variations on a Theme by Mozart by Fernando Sor for Pasquale Rucco and Douglas James

I had a masterclass with Pasquale Rucco and Douglas James. I played the Introduction and variations on a Theme by Mozart by Fernando Sor.

Posted by Arnaud Renard on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Zapateado

Playing Zapateado by Rodrigo for the Meng Sue

Posted by Arnaud Renard on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Recital: Master Pieces

1- Farruca by Sabicas

2- La muerte by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza

3- Reverie by Regondi

Posted by Arnaud Renard on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Elegie by Mertz

I played Elegie by Mertz for Irina Kulicova

Posted by Arnaud Renard on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Francisco Navarro Garcia

A video that I have done for Francisco Navarro Garcia

Francisco Navarro Garcia is a really famous classical and flamenco guitar maker.

http://www.francisconavarro.com/



Music



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classical guitar cd


The Classical Guitar

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  • La Catedral by A. Mangore
  • Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios by A. Mangore
  • Eterna Saudade by D.Reis
  • Symphonie 2 by S. Rachmaninov
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The Classical Guitar

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  • Beginner/Advanced Pieces
  • Ensemble Pieces
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Arnaud gives private online and in-person classical guitar lessons in the Houston area. He is also available for private parties, concerts, festivals and weddings.
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