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Rene is one of the most popular creators of music for romance, with his five previous CDs purchased by many thousands of fans worldwide since 1995.  A native Chicagoan, Rene was taken with music as a child, especially upon first hearing Herb Alpert’s classic instrumental tune, “The Lonely Bull.”  Rene’s penchant for composing instrumental music is rooted in these early beginnings.  He still maintains a deep admiration for Alpert’s accomplishments, which include great popular success as well as the founding of his own label, A&M.

A common thread from childhood to today is Rene’s love of dramatic and sweeping movie scores. Early on, Errol Flynn swashbucklers and historical movies captured Rene’s musical ear and along the way, he has been enthralled, captivated, and influenced by great movie score composers, like John Barry and Hans Zimmer.

Another important influence was his grandfather who played guitar, violin, and saxophone – self- taught on all.  Of a large number of grandchildren, Rene was one of the few to express an interest in music. Starting on theater organ at age five, he studied throughout high school, transitioning to piano in college. At both the American Conservatory and Sherwood Conservatory in Chicago, Rene studied under the late Harry Davidson, a man who would have the greatest influence on his playing. In recent years, Rene has become increasingly intrigued by orchestral percussion, and has familiarized himself with and incorporated these elements into his music.

Before establishing himself as a solo artist, he performed in several regional rock bands like White Gold, Kingdom, Wizard and Raven.  In 1995, Rene started Polyphony Music and released UPON THE THRESHOLD; FOR IT IS WRITTEN (1998),POET OF THE HEART(2000), PIANO KEEPSAKES(2003) and Soulmates (2004) followed.  Rene has also contributed music to many video soundtracks including Meditation with Victoria (2001), Yoga/Stretching with Victoria (2002),
and Art in the Park-Elmhurst, Illinois (2003).


Music Reviewers and Radio


Christina Lord

Rene is one of the most popular creators of romance music– this is his latest endeavor.  It is a treasury of Rene’s original compositions along with popular classical and Broadway melodies. Rene’s magical instrumental sounds give a feeling of warmth and relaxation. Great for a romantic dinner or anytime romance is in the air.




Chicago's own Rene enhances the romantic spirit that's already typically present in great pianist works by offering selections by Chopin, Debussy, and Andrew Lloyd Weber to showcase his talent for tinkling keys like only the best can. His knack for finding some of Broadway's classics and giving them a breath of fresh air is superb and he even finds time to explore the nuances of lovely classical pieces, brushing off the dust, and giving them his own unique flair for the romantic in all our souls. Beautiful.

Frank Bosler KGLP - 91.7 fm, Gallup NM

  Soulmates is beautiful

Christopher Albright
WTUL - 91.5 fm, New Orleans, LA

 We're on top of Soulmates.  It is a truly beautiful recording with nice arrangements

 Serge Kozlovsk, International Music Reviewer, June 2001

The entire palette of the loving experience can be found in Rene's diverse and remarkably harmonic album.
Rene's melodies are so extraordinarily light and airy that the listener feels awareness of being comfortable. His very poetical album allows one to dream about things that are lofty and bright. This is the music of a person who is able to stay open to deep feelings and enjoy life in a world that is too often unfeeling. How did he manage?

Sergiu Rusu Radio Arad 99.1 FM Romania, March 2001

I think your music makes the listener feel closer to heaven. You can really hear the music of the spheres inside your heart. I warmly recommend Rene's impressive albums to all my listeners.


Intensely and deftly, Rene's music celebrates the flow and gracefulness of a loving relationship between artist and his music. You're guaranteed to fall in love with Rene!!

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Coming Soon


prepare to experience the enchanting, romantic, soothing sounds of Rene

Rene’s soon to be released CD, entitled “Portrait” is a collection of romantic piano ballads filled with the gentle and melodious themes that have become his signature style. 

Spanning 18 years of exploration, “Portrait” paints a chronology of his finest musical moments.  Rene has drawn inspiration from life and travels to reveal yet another facet of his art; with a sophisticated Euro feel, the new tracks will please and delight. 

Every once in a while, two very fine artists come together to create magic; this is true of Rene and his favorite cellist, and especially true in “Portrait.”  Joining him once again, after nine years, is Matt Agnew, accomplished principal cellist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.