Colloquium | November 6 | 6 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Born in France in 1968, Hugues Leclère perfected his playing with Catherine Collard before entering first nominated the Conservatoire National Superieur de musique de Paris, from which he graduated with high honors in piano, music theory, and chamber music.
He performs all other the world, in the USA (Cleveland, Bloomington, Boston, San Antonio ) and Canada (Montreal), in far east countries (Japan, China, Thailand), and in most of European countries : in France (Cite de la musique, Radio France, Chopin festival in Nohant), Netherlands (Concertgebouw and opera in Amsterdam), Deutschland (Musikhalle in Hamburg), Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal (Coimbra Festival) He is invited by many orchestras (Camerata of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Lorraine, National Orchestra of Auvergne, Sate Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Symphony and Opera Orchestra of Nancy,
An outstanding interpreter of Debussy, Ravel and their contemporaries, Hughes Leclere confirms his full maturity in German repertoire (Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms...) in which he performs solo or in chamber music. He gives concerts with Augustin Dumay, the Streichquintett of the Berliner Philharmoniker
His discography contains 13 recordings including world premiere like Ladurner Sonatas opus 4 on classical instrument or Witkovski violin sonata. In 2011, will be published live recordings of Mozart K488 and Ravel G major concerti with Prague national radio orchestra.
In addition to his career as a concert artist, Hugues Leclère teaches at the Royal Brussels conservatory.