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 the Montauban Orchestre de la Cité d’Ingres. He is also a founding member of the 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.