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Renée Patten

  • Bachelors’ in violin performance under Dr. Cármelo de los Santos at UNM
  • Masters’ in violin performance under Emanuel Borok; baroque violin under Cynthia Roberts at the University of North Texas
  • studied with Paul Kantor for 4 years at the Aspen Music Festival
  • taught, taught some more, still teaching at Parlando School of Musical Arts
  • founding member of Ajax Quartet & became graduate String-Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado (currently) under Takacs Quartet; won silver medal at the Coltman Chamber Competition, were finalists in Chesapeake Bay Competition, and were selected to attend Fresh Inc. Festival & Aspen Music Festival Advanced Quartet Studies program during summer of 2018
  • principal viola of the Boulder Bach Festival (current)
  • violinist of B.A.D. Ensemble (current), an all new-music Pierrot ensemble under the direction of Pulitzer finalist & composer Carter Pann
  • near completion of Artist Diploma in Advanced Quartet Studies (2019) and Doctorate in violin performance (2020) at the University of Colorado Boulder


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