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.”
In addition to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Sandy is a member of the Bateira Trio, recently signed by McAlister Arts Management, and she is a member of the new-music group, Ensemble LPR. She performs regularly with the New York Philharmonic, including on its most recent European tour and in its production of Sweeney Todd, to be aired on PBS in fall 2014. In January 2014, Sandy made her Carnegie Hall debut with Bateira and completed her first recording for Deutsche Grammophone, performing music by composer Mohammed Fairouz.
Sandy earned her Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Hartford and her Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School. Sandy’s major teachers include Robert Langevin, Cindy Meyers and John Wion.
Sandy enjoys spending time with her family in Oregon. She is a sailor, a yogi, a foodie, and she loves to travel. Often found with her nose in a book, her favorite author is Jane Austen.