Hugo Hymas

British tenor, Hugo Hymas, was born and raised in Cambridge. After starting his musical life on the clarinet, he sang as a chorister in church and then later on with Clare College Choir, Cambridge. In 2014 he left Durham University with a degree in Music, and now lives in London. He has performed as a soloist recently in several of Europes great concert halls: Philharmonie (Paris), Concertgebouw, KKL Luzern, Philharmonie (Berlin), Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall. He is in increasing demand on the international stage and is building a reputation as an Evangelist for Bach’s Passions. In 2016 he performed the tenor arias in a European tour of “Matthäus-Passion” with Monteverdi Choir (Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and later that year on a tour of Bach’s “Magnificat”. Both are available on CD. He has also sung Arias and Evangelist in the “Johannes-Passion” recently in Nidarosdomen (Trondheim Barokk), Croatia (Croatian Baroque Ensemble). In March 2017 he worked with Dunedin Consort (John Butt) singing Evangelist in “Matthäus-Passion”, and toured their Christmas programmes of Handel “Messiah” and Bach “Weihnachtsoratorium”. Other examples of his concert repertoire include “Vespers of 1610” (C. Monteverdi), “Requiem” (W. A. Mozart), “Messiah” (G. F. Handel), “Die Schöpfung” (J. Haydn), “Saint Nicholas” (B. Britten). Hugo also recently performed French Baroque works in London at King’s Place (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) and Wigmore Hall (Early Opera Company). Hugo has played the lead opera roles by Mozart, Handel and Purcell and is a Britten–Pears Young Artist in Aldeburgh, recently going back to Benjamin Britten’s former home, The Red House, to perform his Canticle I.