Sandy Hughes, a native of Portland, Oregon, became a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in the 2012-13 season. Called “one of the best young American flutists I’ve heard” by Sir James Galway, she has received critical acclaim for her “eloquent playing” and “detailed attention to the musical phrase.”
Sandy performs second flute with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and also appears frequently with the New York Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician and soloist, she has collaborated with the Miami String Quartet, the Alturas Duo and the Wallingford and Hartt symphony orchestras.
A Fulbright Grant recipient and New World Symphony finalist, Sandy earned her Master of Music in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Robert Langevin. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the Hartt School of Music, where she studied with John Wion.
Sandy enjoys spending time with her family in Oregon. She is a sailor, a cyclist and she loves to travel. Often found with her nose in a book, her favorite author is Jane Austen.