Duet with Nicolas Hugon, cello
"Classical Music Inspired from the Folk Tradition"
Born in 1983, Nicolas Hugon studied the cello at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, under the instruction of Frank Van Samsweerde and Marc Coppey. He pursued his training with Martin Ostertag in Karlsruhe, then with Rafael Rosenfeld in Basel. He also worked with Xavier Gagnepain, Christoph Henkel, and Heinrich Schiff. Hugon has won several national and international competitions, notably the Beethovenuv Hradec competition in the Czech Republic where he won second place in 2005 as well as a distinction for the best interpretation of works by Ludwig Van Beethoven. He performs regularly as a soloist in France and Germany (Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, various concertos by Dvořák, Boëllemann, and Elgar) and plays alongside such artists as Eszter Haffner, Ulf Hoelscher, Christian Altenburger, Martin Ostertag, and Ulf Rodenhäuser.
He was a member of the academy of chamber music Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz from 2007 to 2010, and has been a member of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg since 2007.
He also plays with ensembles such as the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden Baden & Freiburg, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Young Janacek Philharmonic. He plays a Jan Pawlikowski cello (Krakow, 2010).