Hugo Selles is a Spanish pianist, composer and producer born in Santander in 1988.
Hugo’s diverse artistic interests are clearly reflected in the great variety of his musical endeavours. Member of many different ensembles and projects, including music for solo piano, chamber music groups and other formations, embracing various styles and periods. Several of which have an interdisciplinary focus, combining music with other art forms such as poetry, painting, theatre and dance, and the fusion of musical genres.
Recipient of scholarships from the Botín Foundation of Santander, Warner Music Spain and The Royal Danish Academy of Music, among other institutions, Hugo is a graduate of Jesús de Monasterio Conservatory of Music, Higher School of Music of the Basque Country Musikene, SAE Institute Madrid and The Royal Danish Academy of Music. Hugo went onto completing his Advance Post-Graduate Diploma Soloist Class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in November 2017. During his studies, Hugo has had the privilege to perform for maestros, among those most remarkable are Ricardo Descalzo, Sergei Osokin and Niklas Sivelöv.
As a pianist and chamber musician, Hugo has received awards in several competitions in Europe, and has performed in concert halls and festivals in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore and Australia.
As a composer and producer, Hugo explores diverse styles of music in his work. His ongoing crossover project Psychic Equalizer was awarded with a Silver Medal at The Global Music Awards in 2017. Hugo has composed soundtracks for the award-winning documentaries ‘En Los Brazos de la Luz’, about the life and work of Cantabrian painter Enrique Gran, and ‘Susurros’, about the pre-historic paintings of the cave ‘El Moro Chufín’ in Cantabria. Hugo premiered his piece ‘La Bestia’, based on a poem by Cantabrian writer Celia Corral Cañas, at his Debut Concert from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in November 2017.
In addition to music, Hugo is passionate about wildlife and the environment.