Hugo Bakker (1985) studied history, organ, church music and harpsichord at Leiden University, the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Lemmens institute Leuven. His teachers for organ were Bernard Winsemius, Reitze Smits and Luc Ponet. Harpsichord and basso continuo he studied with Kris Verhelst. He won prizes in a.o. Maassluis (NL) and Pistoia (It). Besides, he was awarded the prestigious Sweelinck-Müllerprijs 2014. His last album ‘Humble regard’ got the ‘Luister 10’-award by the Dutch magazine Luister.
Hugo is organist of St. Maartenskerk Zaltbommel where he plays the monumental Wolfferts-/ Heyneman organ from 1783. Besides, he performs as a soloist or as accompanist, he teaches and writes (musicological) articles.