Karl Hugo began playing and composing on the piano as a child, creating his first concerto when he was barely a teenager. In addition to the piano, he studied multiple instruments, audiovisual production and distinguished himself as a versatile singer. Karl is now principally known for his solo albums, his work with figure skating champions and his role in the international success of Just for Laughs Gags. Karl’s large music library is aired in over 100 countries throughout the world on prestigious networks such as ABC, BBC One, CBC, Disney Channel, Disney Channel Asia, Fox Japan, Indosiar, MediaCorp Channels 5 & 8, Telemundo, TF1 and Zee Café India.
After contributing his talents as a musician, composer and arranger to a number of musicals such as Nine, The Sound of Music and Noémia (an original creation), Karl decided to return to his solo career. In 2015 he founded the Karl Hugo Music record label, Musivarts Publishing, christened his recording studio Studio Chimay, created a complete website karlhugomusic.com and finally, launched Blue Sparkles, an instrumental album on which he performs 12 original compositions on the piano. With 17,000 fans on Facebook (French and English pages), Karl’s efforts were rewarded, and he began to think about a sequel: Red Sparkles.
Involved in the music used in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Karl chose this exciting time to launch his album Red Sparkles. In this new opus, just like in the previous one, Karl creates a very personal blend of romantic, modern classical (neo-classical) and popular music styles. He is accompanied by a classical orchestra, enhanced by the presence of an electric bass, drum kit and vocals on certain songs.
Karl Hugo has just launched a new instrumental single entitled Your Last Kiss. Available on most digital platforms, this vibrant piano cello duet is an extended version of the music Karl composed for the latest free program of Olympic figure skating medalist Shoma Uno.