As violinist and director Hugo imbibes all possible forms of creativity, whether it be performing premieres in Carnegie Hall, improvising with monks in India, or devising innovative programmes for O/Modernt. Alongside his passion to discover and learn from music of all ages and traditions, Hugo embraces contemporary music, performing works written for him in prestigious halls around the world.
He is also regularly asked to devise and present concerts with a unique twist at such halls, collaborating with, directing and conducting ensembles such as Basel Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and his own O/Modernt Orchestra. In 2018 he is artist-in-residence at Kings Place London and from 2019 has been appointed principal conductor of Orchestra da Camera di Perugia. Over forty works have been written for Hugo by eminent composers such as Erkki-Sven Tüür, Peteris Vasks and Albert Schnelzer. With a passion for chamber music, Hugo collaborates with artists such as Evelyn Glennie, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nils Landgren, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt and Olli Mustonen.
Hugo frequently lectures on music-related subjects, most recently inspired by the work of the French philosopher, Henri Bergson.