ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anyone who spends a little time listening to the music of Renara Akhoundova will inevitably wonder from what cultures and landscapes the melodies are borne. For this pianist and composer, however, the melange is simply a reflection of her multicultural life. Born in Baku to a family of intellectuals in a culturally mixed environment (Russian and Azerbaijani), Renara debuted on the piano at the age of three and showed exceptional musical talent from day one. After a rigorous musical education at the conservatory, she shocked her parents with her decision to leave the piano and study Economics at Moscow State University.
Renara returned to the piano only after her move to Paris, the city where she was reborn both spiritually and musically. Finding a return to the strict repetition of classical pieces less than interesting, she revisited her childhood passion for improvisation. With encouragement and material support from people she met at self-development workshops led by the late Marshall Rosenberg, Renara recorded her first album in 2004. She continued to record her own compositions and improvisations year after year, and in 2007 gave her first-ever performance of original work in Tallin, Estonia.
Renara has performed in 17 countries from Asia to America, and recorded over 100 of her original works. Her improvisations, which are created in the moment and never repeated, are without number. These improvisations are a highlight of every life performance by the artist–unforgettable spiritual experiences in which the audience is invited to participate in the act of creation. We especially love to work with non-profit organizations to organize sophisticated fundraising events where Renara's music connects donors emotionally to the mission and call-to-action of the charity. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a call about what Renara's music can do for your organization.
PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS 2007-2018
New York City