Nathan Hughes

College Division

College Division: 

  • Oboe, Chamber Music

Contact Information

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Born in St. Paul, MN

Principal oboe, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; previously, principal oboe of the Seattle Symphony; guest principal oboe of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony. Chamber music collaborations with Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, James Ehnes, Richard Goode, James Levine, Gil Shaham, Mitsuko Uchida, André Watts; performances with MET Chamber Ensemble, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Seattle Chamber Music Society. Festivals: Aspen, Bridgehampton, Lucerne, Mainly Mozart, Marlboro, Salzburg, Santa Fe, Sarasota, Spoleto, Tanglewood, Verbier. Faculty: Rutgers University and Verbier Festival. Master classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, National Orchestral Institute, New World Symphony, Oberlin Conservatory, Round Top Festival Institute, San Francisco Conservatory, Toronto's Royal Conservatory, and Poznan Academy in Poland. Awards: Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award.

Degrees and Studies

Degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School; studies with John Mack, Elaine Douvas, and John de Lancie.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2006.