Bard Faculty

Luis Garcia-Renart

Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor of Music; Professor of Performance Studies, Bard College Conservatory of Music

Primary Academic Program: Bard Conservatory of Music: Chamber Music

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Bard Conservatory of Music, Bard Conservatory of Music: Performance Studies, Music


Studied at the Music School of the National University and the National Conservatory, Mexico; conservatories of Bern and Basel, Switzerland; and Trossingen, Germany. Pupil of Sándor Veress, Sándor Vegh, and Pablo Casals. Scholarship to Conservatory of Moscow with Rostropovich and Khachaturian (1960). Prizes: Casals International Contest, Paris (1956); Xalapa (1959); Israel (1961); Harriet Cohen Cello Prize, London (1959). Solo performances in North and South America, Europe, the Soviet Union, and Israel. Faculty of Vassar College; Yale Summer Graduate School of Music and Art; University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Former music director, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. (1962–2004) Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor of Music.


Phone: 845-758-6822 x6147
Location: Edith C. Blum Institute
Office: 201