Born in 1980, Hugo Schmitt started learning the saxophone at the early age of 7 at Montauban « conservatoire » (school of music) in André Zorzin’s class. Then he entered Toulouse conservatoire (regional school of music) and followed his music course in Philippe Lecocq’s class. He got his diploma of Music studies in saxophone and chamber music in 2002. In 2003, he joined Claude Delangle’s class at the Paris conservatoire (CNSMDP), where he graduated with the unanimous highest distinction in 2007. He then joined the Paris CNSMDP Teacher Training Class, and was awarded a Certificate of professional competence and a Master's Degree in Education in 2010.
He is prize winner of numerous international competitions, for instance Fnapec, Marco Fiorindo, Adolphe Sax, Saxiana… In 2004, he was selected for the « Young Talent Operation » (Opération Tremplin Jeunes) initiated by Selmer Company. He has performed in prestigious orchestras such as « l'Orchestre du Capitole, l'Orchestre de Paris, l’Orchestre National de France, l'Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, l'Orchestre Pas de Loup, l'Orchestre de Bretagne ».
Hugo Schmitt is currently teaching the saxophone at Montauban Conservatoire since 2010. He’s also teaching the saxophone at the ISDAT (Institut Supérieur Des Arts de Toulouse) since 2016, together with Philippe Lecocq. He’s also acting as the representative of the artistic commission of « Montauban Orchestre de la Cité d’Ingres ». He is also a founding member of Spirale saxophone Quartet, Mirada y Cabeceo Ensemble, Sax² Duet with Thomas Barthélémy, and Squillante Ensemble which has recorded three CDs and successfully performs all around Europe.
The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.
The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.
The 'Series III' Alto is no doubt the most performing of our catalogue. It is a very accurate model in terms of tuning and emission. It offers a great richness of tone.
The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.
The 'Super Action 80 Series II' baritone offers excellent consistency of sound over the whole register, without break-up between low and high notes.
It develops a particularly warm and mellow tone, thus sublimating the features characteristic to this instrument.