Born in Wellington, New Zealand, RenÃ© comes from a cosmopolitan background, his father Czech and his mother Greek / Romanian, who was an opera singer. He had already become proficient on both piano and violin when Yehudi Menuhin heard him play and encouraged him to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Rene's education continued at Wellington University in New Zealand where he furthered his studies in composition.
Today RenÃ© operates between London and New York. Completely indifferent to whether he is perceived to fit moulds or break them, RenÃ© is a music maverick. He divides his time between writing music, running his record label Urban Classical and producing live concerts of his music.
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"A musical maverick and a global voice" - Paul Cutts, Editor Muso Magazine
As a composer of music with crossover appeal, RenÃ© writes, produces and funds his own work independently. His music is regularly played and he sells CD's to people all over the world, from Japan and Norway to Australia and the USA. Fans of RenÃ©'s music range from doctors in Manhattan and University Dons in Oxford, to house wives in Sydney and hip hop fans in Detroit.
Rene's musical roots are classical. He only uses natural instruments in his writing and only real musicians in performance. His inspiration comes from everyday life and his work blends the old with the new to create a rich, contemporary classical street sound.
He is, in person, exactly what his music is - a breath of fresh air - thoughtful, articulate and graceful.
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2. Rebel Angels - Study 1
3. Urban Dusk
4. Rebel Angels - Study 2
6. Rebel Angels - Study 3
7. The Red Light
8. Rebel Angels - Study 4