Jan & Clara HugoDate: 15 March 2018 19:30 - 15 March 2018 19:30
Location: Beethoven Room, Department of Music & Musicology
Organiser: Denétha Peters (Phone 046 603 8490)
Event Type: Music Concerts
Jan Hugo studied at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale in Imola, Italy and at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Leipzig, Germany.
He has received guidance from Boris Petrushansky, Leslie Howard, Michel Dalberto, Cyprien Katsaris, Vovka Ashkenazy, Joaquin Soriano, Robert Levin, Graham Scott, Adam Wodnicki, Jin Ju, Piero Rattalino, Riccardo Risaliti, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Alan Fraser, Joseph Stanford, Gerald Fauth, Christian Pohl, Piotr Palezcny, Christopher Elton, Ronan O'Hora.
He is a prize-winner of many competitions, such as the Alkan-Zimmerman International Competition, Royal Overseas League International Competition, SAMRO and UNISA national competitions.
He has played at the MITO and Edinburgh festivals, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, in the Sala Mozart in Bologna and at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. He has performed with the Cape Town Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, Leipzig Philharmonic under the baton of Arjan Tien, Alexander Rahbari, Leslie Dunner, Bernhard Gueller, Giedre Slekyte, Daniel Boico, Sebastian Lang-Lessing and German Guttierez.
He performed on the straight-strung concert grand made by Chris Maene and is passionate about historical instruments.
Clara Hugo started her musical education at the age of 7. She sang in the “Maitrise de Paris” choir under the direction of Patrick Marco and participated in numerous concerts with the Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre Lamoureux in prestigious halls in Paris, such as Salle Pleyel, Chatelet Theatre and Salle Gaveau. She has worked with John Axelrod, Christoph Eschenbach and sang Fauré's Requiem with Mathieu Romano. She completed her Bacholer's degree in Operatic singing at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater “Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” in Leipzig, where she studied with Regina Werner-Dietrich, Carola Guber and received further guidance from Philipp Moll, Jeanette Favaro Reuter and Alexander Schmalz. She specialized in 19th Century singing technique and aesthetic under the guidance of Peter Berne. She received masterclasses from Donna Brown, Malcolm Walker and Valérie Guillorit. She took part in productions of “Die Zauberfloete” by Mozart and “Das Wildschutz” by Lortzing with the conductor Matthias Foremny and the stage director Matthias Oldag. She sang the solo soprano part of La Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini and received a prize for her execution for Bach Cantatas in Leipzig. She performed at the Gewandhaus with the Cappuccino Orchestra and debuted in 2016 at the Leipzig Opera House in the roles of Barbarina and the first maid (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart).
They will entice you with a joint recital on Thursday 15 March 2018, at 19H30.
Entrance fees for the concert: R90 Adults, R50 concessions.