CRR of Paris - PSPBB
Hugues Leclere was born in France. He perfected his playing with Catherine Collard and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris being the first nominated of the competitive entrance examination. He graduated with high honors in piano, music theory, and chamber music.
He performs in France in venues like the Cité de la Musique, and festival like Festival d’Ile-de-France, Festival Présences de Radio France, piano à Riom, Festival du Comminges, Festival Chopin in Nohant, Festival de la Vézère... and in many countries : in the USA, (Illinois University, Bloomington University, Western Michigan University, North Texas University...), in the far-East countries (Japan, China, Taïwan), and in most of the European countries : the Netherlands (Concertgebouw and Amsterdam opera), Germany (Musikhalle in Hambourg), Russia, Italy, Spain (Madrid), Portugal (Coimbra festival)...
He performs as a soloist with many orchestras (Berliner Philharmoniker Camerata, Prague Radio National Orchestra, National Orchestra of Lorraine, Auvergne Orchestra, Mexico State Orchestra, Orchestra of the Garde Républicaine, Minsk Orchestra, Samara National Orchestra, Timisoara Orchestra, Ensemble Itinéraire...), directed by conductors as Jacques Mercier, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Arie van Beek, Mikhail Shcherbakov, Ondrej Lenard, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Vladimir Valek...
As outstanding performer of Debussy, Ravel and their contemporaries, Hugues Leclère confirms his full maturity with German repertoire (Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms...), in recital or chamber music concerts. He gave concerts with Augustin Dumay, the Berliner Philharmoniker Streichquintett, the Paris Orchestra Soloists, Talich quartet, Modigliani quartet, Debussy quartet, Ludwig quartet...
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.
His passion for Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven brought him to research the original sonority of classical instruments. He owns a copy of Stein’s instrument which ideally fits with the masterpieces of late eighteen’s century.
As a player of contemporary artistic life, Hugues Leclère works with many composers, contributing to commissions for new works. Furthermore, he proposes various original shows mixing artistic expressions, with the french comedians Francis Huster and Marie-Christine Barrault, the TV journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor or the Mexican painter Ruben Maya.
In addition to his career as a concert artist, Hugues Leclère teaches at Paris conservatory (CRR) and is the artistic director of the international festival Nancyphonies.