Helen Savari Renold is singer, composer, recording artist, teacher and president of the Jazzaar Association in Aarau, Switzerland. Helen Savari Renold was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Together with her sister Irene, she founded the duo Cenderawasih that was signed to EMI in 1984. Their three albums received high acclaim among the Malaysian public spiking sales up to gold records for EMI Malaysia. The Cenderawasih became one of Malaysia’s most popular Pop Duos of the 80’s under the management of their mother, A.I. Nalini Matilda. At a very early age Helen began music lessons covering classical piano, popular guitar and vocal training in the Bel Canto tradition. She enjoyed steady employment in clubs, lounges and concert halls performing as Cenderawasih and got immediate attention by the local media, which consequently led to nationwide fame and the attention of TV and radio stations in the country. In 1986 she left for America with her sister to further their education in music in the area of production, arranging and composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Awarded a full bright scholarship at the college she graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor in Jazz Composition. As a performer she continued with the duet stints in the club circuits of Boston's suburbs and on festival stages in the greater Massachusetts area gaining once again a following of loyal fans. When Helen married Fritz Renold (Swiss saxophonist) whom she had met in Boston at Berklee College of Music, she moved to Switzerland in 1990 leaving behind the illustrious career with the duet Cenderawasih. Upon their arrival in Switzerland she founded together with Fritz Renold the company Shanti Music Productions Renold & Co. It is here that they developed the unique concept of Bandstand Learning with Role Models™ with the Swiss Youth Ensembles. The project expanded over the years to what is now called ‘Jazzaar Festival‘. In the meantime the family Renold grew with the birth of Lydia in 1992, Benjamin in 1993 and Sharon in 1996. Their talented children are now each musicians in their own rights. Helen has also appeared on stage with many illustrious jazz musicians such as Herb Pomeroy, Adam Nussbaum, Christian Jacob, Mike Richmond, Tommy Campbell, Bobby Watson, Jeff Brillinger, Franco Ambrosetti, Jerry Bergonzi, Buster Williams, Carl Allan, Adi Yeshaya, Shelley Carroll, Chris Albert, Randy Brecker, Steven Bernstein, Willie Murillo, Donny McCaslin, Tommy Smith, Bernd Konrad, Dave Taylor, Miroslav Vitous, Jamshied Sharifi, Vincent Gardner, John LaPorta and many more. Helen co-produced many of the events with the Jazzaar Association, which she also presided over between 2008 and 2014. She had co-written the many compositions performed at Jazzaar Festival and co-produced Jazzaar events in Thailand (2000) and Malaysia (2010). In 2003 she wrote the narration to a Jazz Suite entitled Euphrates & Tigris Suite. In 2005 she recorded her first album with Fritz Renold entitled the “CUBE”, for which she also composed the libretto to Fritz’ compositions for an all-star line up. The album received pre-nominations in 7 categories for the Grammy. Helen has also an Exec. Masters in curriculum design from the PHW in Switzerland and a certification in adult education from Frey Academy in Zurich. Having innovated some highly effective vocal techniques for multi-stylistic performances she teaches voice in a private setting for students at all levels. Moreover, together with Fritz and their team they are in the process of developing their online education system. Helen's other deep interests include art, theology, alternative medicines and permaculture gardening. As a result of their passions for gardening the family leads an almost self-sufficient lifestyle, living off the produces from their organic garden! [/toggle] [toggle title="DISCOGRAPHY"] 1984: Cenderawasih - Volume 1 - EMI-Malaysia 1985: Cenderawasih - Volume 2 - EMI-Malaysia 1986: Cenderawasih - Vol. 3 - EMI Malaysia 2007: Renolds Jazz Orchestra - Cube - Shanti Records [/toggle] [toggle title="WORKS"] Compositions by Helen Savari Renold The Unseen Hand - 2013 Main Works 1986-2010 Grooves & Moves - 2008 Produced for SF-TV and jazzaar concerts by Shanti Music Publishing, Gospel Oratorio for Choir, Solo Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Sax, 3 Trumpets, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, 2 Keyboards, Hammond B3 and Drums and Percussion. Premiered April 19, 2008. Cause and Effect - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 447; 2008 A Freedom Anthem - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 452; 2008 Look What You Have Done - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 453; 2008 Campesinos - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 454; 2008 Infinite Power - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 456; 2008 Somethin’ Just Ain’t Right - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 457; 2008 Sign Of Jonah - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 466; 2008 Fellowship Of The Light - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 430; 2008 The New Song - 2007 Produced for SF-TV and jazzaar concerts by Shanti Music Publishing, Gospel Oratorio for Choir (50), Solo Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, 2 Keyboards, Hammond B3 and Drums and Percussion. Premiered April 20, 2007, Broadcasted December 2007 by SFTV and 3 SAT. Scroll Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 415; 2007 You Are Worthy - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 416; 2007 Soul By Soul - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 417; 2007 The Remnant - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 418; 2007 They Sing A New Song - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 428; 2007 To Overcome - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 429; 2007 The Righteous Acts Of God - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 430; 2007 Burnout - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 431; 2007 Marriage Feast Of The Lamb - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 432; 2007 Word Of God - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 433; 2007 Great Supper Of God - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 434; 2007 The Eternal Gospel - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 414; 2007 The Cube – Suite – CD Production Fall 2007 Grave Intrigues - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 322; 2004 Field Of Blood - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 324; 2004 Let This Blood Be On Us - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 325; 2004 The Rooster Crows - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 326; 2004 Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 327; 2004 The Resurrection - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 328; 2004 The Great Commission - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 329; 2004 The Ascension - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 330; 2004 Euphrates & Tigris Suite Commissioned by 200 Years Kanton Aargau – Aarau, Concerto for Jazz Orchestra and Narrator. Premiered April 26, 2003 at KuK Aarau. 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenorsax, Baritonsax, 4 Trumpets, 2 Trobones, 1 French Horn, Bass, Piano, Santour, Drums, Percussion, Darbuka, Narrator, Piano. (Total Length 3 hours and 35 Minutes) Narration by Helen Savari Renold A tree In Mesopotamia - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 286; 2002 Union With gods - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 287; 2002 Nimrod's Legacy - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 288; 2002 Seven Dreadful Mountains - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 289; 2002 The Ransom - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 290; 2002 Dispersion - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 291; 2002 Elect Elucidate - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 292; 2002 Baghdad Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 293; 2002 The Hedge Of Ignorance - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 294; 2002 The Little Horn - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 295; 2002 The Fall Of Babylon - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 296; 2002 The End Of The Blues - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 302; 2002 Proverbs Oratorio Produced for SF-TV and jazzaar concerts 2002 by Shanti Music Publishing, Gospel Oratorio for Choir, Solo Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, Hammond B3, Drums and Percussion. Premiered April 24, 2002. L'Ouverture 2002 - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 218; 2002 The Joy Of A Humble Toil - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 215; 2002 No Cares If You Care - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 216; 2002 The Fountain Of Love - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 217; 2002 Listen To The Lord - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 219; 2002 Tread So Humbly - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 189; 2002 Ecclesiastes Oratorium Commissioned by Koch Berner Stiftung,, Gospel Oratorio for Choir (50), Solo Voices, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 5 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, El.Bass, Piano, Hammond B3, Drums. Premiered April 25, 2001, Broadcasted October 2001 by SFTV Ouverture - Music by Fritz Renold, Opus 174; 2000 Meaningless A - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 175; 2000 The Pleasure Quest - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 176; 2000 Can't Swing Time - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 177; 2000 A Time For Everything - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 178; 2000 Empty Words - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 179; 2000 Our Only Certainty Is Now - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 180; 2000 Wisdom - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 181; 2000 Meaningless B - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics Helen Savari, Opus 182; 2000 The 6 Cycles Suite – Co Producer Commissioned by Zuellig Ltd, Bangkok, Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Symponieorchestra. Premiered October 12, 1999 at Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok. Birth of Unity and Strenth - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 Ascent - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 Wholistic Reign - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 The Tenfold Practice of Kingship - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 The Strength of the Land - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 The Incomparable Power of Love - Music by Fritz Renold & Christian Jacob, Opus 188; 1998 Fritz Renold 4tet plus 2 – EPM Records Paris My Love - Music by Fritz Renold & Helen Savari, Opus 3; 1986   Jazz Orchestra Compositions 1993-2007 Jazz Orchestra for 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drums If I Must Sing Music by Helen Savari Renold If I Had Not Love - Music by Fritz Renold, Lyrics by Helen Savari Renold, Opus 185; 2000 [/toggle] [toggle title="PRODUCER"]

Production for TV

- TV Production - Some Skunk Funk 2013 Pepe Lienhard & SYJO - TV Production - Quincy's Joint 2012 Gill Goldstein & SYJO - TV Production - Art Blakey with Strings 2011 Kevin Field & SYPO - TV Production - The Great American Songbook 2010 Kevin Field & SYPSO - TV Production - Concerto Double Nouvel 2009 Kevin Field & SYCO - TV Production - Grooves & Moves 2008 Fritz Renold & AYGO - TV Production - Cole Porter 2008 Tierney Sutton Band & AYJO - TV Production - Hommage à Miles Davis 2007 Randy Brecker & AYJO - TV Production - The New Song 2007 Adi Yeshaya and the AYGO - TV Production - Renolds Jazz Orchestra 2003 Fritz Renold - TV Production - Proverbs 2002 Fritz Renold & AYGO - TV Production - Benny Golson Big Band 2001 Benny Golson - TV Production - Ecclesiastes 2001 Ecclesiastes - TV Production - Aargauer Jugendjazz Orchestra 2001 AJJOv CD-CO-PRODUCER -CD Production - Bostonian Friends und Royal Thai Symphony Orchestra The Six Cycles (Fritz Renold, Ron Stout, Christian Jacob, Gildas Boclé, Danny Gottlieb)[/toggle] [toggle title="CURRICULUM VITAE"]http://www.shanti-music.com/ModuleFiles/Mod_download/3/FilePath/CV%20Helen%20Renold.pdf.[/toggle] [/toggle_container]  

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