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Born in France in 1968, Hugues Leclère perfected with Catherine Collard before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he won three first prizes unanimously in piano, musical analysis and chamber music.

He has performed in France, at the Cité de la Musique, the Chopin Festival in Nohant, the Vézère Festival and in more than 30 countries: in the United States (Universities of Illinois, Bloomington, Western Michigan, North Texas), in the Far East (Japan, China), and in most European countries: the Netherlands (Concertgebouw and Amsterdam Opera), Germany (Musikhalle Hamburg), Russia, Italy, Spain (Madrid), Portugal (Coimbra Festival) ) ...

 

He is the guest of numerous orchestras (Camerata of the Berliner Philharmoniker, National Orchestra of Prague Radio, National Orchestra of Lorraine, Auvergne Orchestra, State Orchestra of Mexico City, Republican Guard Orchestra, Minsk Orchestra, Orchestra national de Samara, Timisoara Orchestra, the Ensemble Itinéraire ...), under the direction of Jacques Mercier, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Arie van Beek, Mikhail Shcherbakov, Ondrej Lenard, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Vladimir Valek, Stefan Fraas ...

Privileged interpreter of Debussy, Ravel and their contemporaries, Hugues Leclère affirms his full maturity in the Germanic repertoire, which he approaches in soloist or in chamber music. He owns a copy of Stein, which ideally matches masterpieces from the end of the 18th century. He is the partner of Augustin Dumay, Streichquintet of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloists of the Orchester de Paris, Modigliani, Talich, Debussy, Amarcord and Mandelring quartets ...

 

Recognized actor of the contemporary artistic life, Hugues Leclère works with many composers. In 2012, he gave more than 50 times in France and in the world his project Debussy, poet of the modernity, rich of 22 creations ordered to 22 composers. Member of the SACD, he designs original shows with different artistic expressions, including actors Marie-Christine Barrault, Daniel Mesguich, Francis Huster and Alain Carre or the painter Ruben Maya. In 2013, he created three shows that obtained the official label of the Centenary Mission of the First World War, including L'Engrenage 1913-14 where he shared the stage with journalist Patrick Poivre d'Arvor for more than 40 performances.

In 2016, he directed the first world adaptation of Cahiers de Sainte-Hélène, The Death of the Eagle, which traces the exile of Napoleon to St. Helena, where he plays Beethoven alongside the actor Francis Huster. In 2017, with the improviser Jean-François Zygel, he imagines two original shows, Bachmania and Debussymania, that mix interpretations and improvisations.

In 2018, for the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy, he will create at the Musica festival Debussy, 12 Études de Modernité, for which he commissioned 10 studies to 10 composers in order to interlace the 12 Studies of Debussy.

Hugues Leclère is artistic director of the international festival Nancyphonies, teaches at the Pôle supérieur of Paris Boulogne-Billancourt and directs the International Piano Competition of Lagny-sur-Marne.