Pianist, composer and producer Hugo Selles (Psychic Equalizer) was born in Santander, Cantabria, in 1988 and currently living in Copenhagen. Hugo began his musical studies at the age of six, under the guidance of Francisco San Emeterio.
A recipient of five scholarships from the ‘Fundación Botín’ of Santander, Hugo completed his Bachelor of Music in piano with contemporary repertoire specialisation at the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country, and his Masters Degree in Piano with Pedagogy and specialisation in chamber music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Hugo also studied a Diploma in Music Business at SAE Institute Madrid with a scholarship from Warner Music Spain.
As a pianist, Hugo has received awards in several competitions in Spain, Denmark and Sweden, and has performed in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe. Hugo has played in masterclasses for maestros including Claudio Martínez Mehner, Marta Zabaleta, Moritz Eggert, Simon Holt, Josep Colom, Boris Berman, Ferenc Rados, Paul Badura-Skoda, Jeffrey Swann, Sergei Osokin, David Kuyken, Liisa Pohjola, Kathryn Stott, Jens Elvekjær and Amalie Malling.
As a composer, Hugo explores diverse styles of music in his work. His ongoing crossover project Psychic Equalizer has been well received by critics and public. Hugo composed soundtracks for the award-winning documentaries En Los Brazos de la Luz, about the life and work of Cantabrian painter Enrique Gran, and Susurros, about the pre-historic paintings of the cave El Moro Chufín in Cantabria.
Hugo is currently studying in the Advanced Post-Graduate Programme (Soloist Class) at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with professor Niklas Sivelöv, working on his Copenhagen-based music production company Milvus and composing several pieces for solo piano and various ensembles. In addition to music, Hugo is passionate about wildlife and the environment, and thoroughly enjoys the pleasure of a home-cooked meal accompanied by a great wine.