Hugues LECLERE

Piano | CRR de Paris


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Born in France in 1968, Hugues Leclere 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 Hambourg), 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, Minsk orchestra, Samara National Orchestra, , Timisoara Orchestra, the Ensemble Itinéraire...), directed by Jacques Mercier, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Arie Van Beek, Mikhail Shcerbakov, Ondrej Lenard, Sébastian Lang-Lessing, Enrique Batiz, Manuel Hernandez-Silva, …

As 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, the soloists of Paris Orchestra, Talich, Modigliani and Amarcord quartets…

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.

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.

As active participant in contemporary artistic life, Hugues Leclere works with many composers. In 2012, he performed more than 50 times in France and abroad his project "Debussy, poet of the avant-garde", with 22 new works commissionned to 22 composers. Furthermore, he proposes various original shows intermingling different artistic expressions, with the french comedians Marie-Chrstine Barrault, Daniel Mesguich, Francis Huster and Alain Carré, or the Mexican painter Ruben Maya. In 2013, he created three original show that have been approved by the First World War Centenary Partnership Program. Among them, he was on stage with the French journalist Patrick Poivre d'Arvor in "L'Engrenage 1913-14" that they performed more than 40 times.

In addition to his career as a concert artist, Hugues Leclère teaches at the CRR of Paris conservatory and is the artistic director of the international festival Nancyphonies.