The French flutist, oboist and conductor, Hugo Reyne, started playing the recorder and the oboe at a very early age. Within a short space of time, he received numerous diplomas and the highest awards from several conservatoires, to say nothing of the many first prizes he obtained at national level. In 1981, he was awarded first prize at the Hurtebise international recorder competition and in 1984, he won the chamber music award at the Concours International de Bruges.
As a solo flautist, Hugo Reyne has recorded George Frideric Handel’s sonatas (Harmonia Mundi), Arcangelo Corelli concertos (Opus 111), the Dieupart suites (EMI), the sonata for recorder by Anne Philidor (Musique à Versailles - Virgin) and a collection of works by Purcell (Virgin), Gautier (Astrée-Naïve), Dornel (Tempéraments-Radio-France) and Fiocco (Musique en Wallonie).
For many years, Hugo Reyne was a highly valued performer with the leaders of the Baroque movement (Frans Brüggen, William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt and Jordi Savall) and had a successful orchestral career before founding his own company, La Simphonie du Marais, in 1987. In the 1980's, he played both flute and oboe in most of the baroque ensembles in Paris, notably 1st flute at Les Arts Florissants from 1983 to 1996. He has performed in the USA, Canada, South America, Australia, and Japan and throughout Europe. He has also worked as musical director for other orchestras including the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine.
Hugo Reyne, who has been awarded the Certificat d’Aptitude de Musique Ancienne, has taught in a number of music academies and conservatoires, particularly the Conservatoire National de Région de Bordeaux from 1990 to 2000, and has also shared his passion during training courses held for young musicians. He has been teaching at the Conservatoire National de Région de Marseille since 2001.
Hugo Reyne also devotes a considerable amount of time to musicology research and to publishing early scores. In 1998, he was made Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the ministry for culture for his work on France’s musical heritage. Hugo Reyne has been the artistic director of the "Musiques à la Chabotterie" festival since 2003 and lives in Vendee.