BEIJING 2022 The Canadian tandem of Karl Hugo and Hugo Chouinard lent their musical talents to 51 figure skaters participating in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Among these athletes, who represent 14 countries are Madison Chock & Evan Bates (USA), Lilah Fear & Lewis Gibson (GBR), Laurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj Sørensen (CAN), Alexei Bychenko (ISR), Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue (USA), Vanessa James & Eric Radford (CAN), Alexa Knierim & Brandon Frazier (USA), Marjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha (CAN), Keegan Messing (CAN), Riku Miura & Ryuichi Kihara (JPN), Kirsten Moore-Towers & Michael Marinaro (CAN), Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), Madeline Schizas (CAN), Wang Shiyue & Liu Xinyu (CHN), Olivia Smart & Adrián Díaz (ESP), Alexandra Stepanova & Ivan Bukin (ROC) as well as Donovan Carrillo the first Mexican skater in 30 years to compete at a Winter Olympics.
Riding the wave of success harvested during the last Winter Olympics, the 2022-2023 season is full of musical commissions as varied as each other. In regards to the 2023 World Figure Skating Championships alone, Karl Hugo and his partner, editor Hugo Chouinard of Sk8mix lent their respective talents to 48 athletes who won 7 out of 12 medals. Among the most notable compositions are the one for the double world champion Kaori Sakamoto which is entitled Lovation (single available) and those for the bronze medalist Loena Hendrickx which constitute a complete original program with the musical pieces Heaven and Fallen Angel. Among the other participants in the Worlds who have used the musical services of Karl Hugo, we find: Kevin Aymoz (FRA), Christiana Carreira & Anthony Ponomarenko (USA), Madison Chock & Evan Bates (USA), Lilah Fear & Lewis Gibson (GBR ), Laurence Fournier-Beaudry & Nikolaj Sørensen (CAN), Boyang Jin (CHN), Ellie Kam & Danny O’Shea (USA), Yelim Kim (KOR), Alexa Knierim & Brandon Frazier (USA), Ilia Malinin (USA), Brooke McIntosh & Benjamin Mimar (CAN), Keegan Messing (CAN), Mai Mihara (JPN), Riku Miura & Ryuichi Kihara (JPN), Kimmy Repond (SUI), Nikita Starostin (GER) and Deanna Stellato-Dubeck & Maxime Deschamps (CAN).
A busy season also in the field of synchronized skating since in addition to having created music for the world champions Les Suprêmes, Karl Hugo also composed for the Miami University team a complete program in tribute to Beethoven aptly entitled Ode to Joy. Other teams that have called on Karl Hugo include Helsinky Rockettes, Haydenettes, United Angels and Nexxice.