Hugo Reyne, flutist
Born in Paris in 1961, Hugo Reyne began studying the recorder at a very young age, followed by the oboe. He soon obtained diplomas and first prizes from several conservatories and national competitions. In 1981, he won the first prize at the international recorder competition in Hurtebise and, in 1984, the first prize in chamber music at the International Bruges Competitions. As a recorder soloist, he has notably recorded the sonatas of Bach, Corelli and Händel, concertos by Vivaldi, the Dieupart suites, the sonata by Anne Philidor, a collection of pieces by Purcell, Gautier, Dornel, Fiocco…
A longtime collaborator highly appreciated by the principal leaders of the Baroque movement (Frans Brüggen, Philippe Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt or Jordi Savall), he initially made a career as an orchestra musician, before founding his own ensemble in 1987, La Simphonie du Marais. In the 80s’, he also played both the recorder and the oboe in most of Paris’s Baroque ensembles. He has done several tours in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan and all across Europe.
Hugo Reyne also devotes much of his time to musicological research in libraries as well as to the editing and preparation of early scores. In 2018-2019, Hugo Reyne became a member of the IEA (Institut d’Etudes Avancées) in Nantes where he has led research on the emergence of the symphony in France in the 18th century. For his work on French musical heritage, he was awarded in 1998 by the Ministère de la Culture with the title of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and then that of Officier in 2012.