Born in Paris in 1961, Hugo Reyne began studying the recorder at an early age then moved on to the oboe. He was soon awarded diplomas and premiers prix by several conservatories and national competitions. In 1981, he won first prize at the Hurtebise international Recorder Competition, and in 1984 received first prize in chamber music at the Bruges International Competition.
As a solo recorder player, he has recorded the sonatas of Bach and Handel, concertos by Corelli and of Vivaldi, the suites by Dieupart, Anne Philidor’s sonata, and a collection of pieces by Purcell, Gautier, Dornel and Fiocco.
Long a much-appreciated collaborator of the principal figures of the Baroque movement (Frans Brüggen, William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt, Jordi Savall), Hugo Reyne enjoyed a career as an orchestral musician before he founded his own ensemble, La Simphonie du Marais, in 1987. In the 1980s, he thus played flute and/or oboe in most of the Paris Baroque ensembles, and was notably principal recorder with Les Arts Florissants from 1983 to 1996. He has made concert tours in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan and throughout Europe. He has also had occasion to conduct other ensembles, such as the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine.
As a qualified teacher of early music Hugo Reyne has taught in many structures, conservatories and training courses, notably at the Conservatoire National de Région in Bordeaux from 1990 to 2000, then at the corresponding institution in Marseille from 2001 to 2003. It is worth adding that he played the role of the music teacher in the film Le Péril Jeune (1995) directed by his friend from highschool, Cédric Klapisch.
Hugo Reyne also devotes a large part of his time to musicological research in librairies and to the publication of early scores. For his work on the French musical patrimony, he was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Ministry of Culture in 1998 and Officier in 2012. Since 2003, Hugo Reyne has been artistic director of the festival «Musiques à La Chabotterie» and has lived in the Vendée region.