Hugues Gall, a life for arts and culture

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Hugues Gall, a French citizen, was a student of the French Baccalaureate in Lemania between 1955 and 1959.

Hugues Gall’s career is linked to the development of artistic culture in many aspects.

After studying at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and at the Sorbonne University, Hugues Gall began his career at the Ministry of Agriculture, then at the Ministry of National Education, where he created the music section of the baccalaureate.

It was of course Hugues Gall’s activities in the field of opera that made him famous. After having been Rolf Liebermann’s assistant at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Hugues Gall became director of the Grand Théâtre de Genève from 1980 to 1985. He was then appointed director of the Paris Opera, a position he held from 1995 to 2004.

In December 2002, Hugues Gall was elected to the Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to various mandates in the fields of cinema, dance and opera, Hugues Gall has been director of the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny since 2008.

He is also since 2008 President of the French Youth Orchestra.

Hugues Gall has received numerous distinctions: he is in particular Commander of the Legion of Honor, Commander of the Arts and Letters, Commander of the Academic Palms and Honorary Bourgeois of Geneva-.

In short, a magnificent career at the service of art, culture, its dissemination and studies for the next generation!


Philippe Du Pasquier


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