BEIJING 2022: PRESS RELEASE
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.
Karl Hugo of Karl Hugo Music and Hugo Chouinard of Unisons-Sk8mix have jointly put their know-how of 29 years at the service of figure skating, artistic swimming, gymnastics and dance. Karl Hugo is a musician, composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer while Hugo Chouinard, a former ice dancer, is a music designer, consultant and founder of Sk8mix-Unisons.
SOME OLYMPIC CREATIONS
Karl Hugo composed and performed Lullaby for an Angel especially for Keegan Messing (CAN) who wished to honor Wyatt, his newborn son. The full short program is entitled Home (Phillip Phillips) and is edited by Hugo Chouinard.
Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier (USA) asked Karl Hugo to compose the central part of their long program in a passionate rock style. The original composition entitled Redemption Through Love fits perfectly with the rest of the program designed by Hugo Chouinard and based on the song Fix You by Coldplay.
Karl Hugo composed Maelstrom for pair skaters Vanessa James and Eric Radford (CAN) who joined forces in 2021. Both had previously enjoyed successful careers with former partners. This original composition is the central part of their free program edited by Hugo Chouinard.
Chock and Bates (USA) asked Hugo Chouinard to design their innovative and futuristic free dance as a tribute to Daft Punk and humanity in general. In order to add a grand finale to Daft Punk’s song Touch, Karl Hugo created, arranged, and performed the final part respecting the musical style of the famous French duo.