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Gina Hughes

Piccolo and Flute

Gina Hughes


Gina Hughes joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as piccolo and flute during the 2016-17 season. Prior to joining the ASO, she played second flute with the Houston Symphony for two years and can be heard on their recent recording of Dvořák's Eighth Symphony. She also appeared as guest flute and piccolo with the Dallas Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic. In the summer of 2016, she played piccolo with the Central City Opera in Colorado.

As a soloist, Mrs. Hughes performed the Nielsen Flute Concerto as a competition winner at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California and won first place at the Young Texas Artists Competition. She was also a fellow at the Kent Blossom Festival with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Round Top Festival Institute. Mrs. Hughes completed her undergraduate degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Robert Langevin, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic, and received her master's from Rice University with Leone Buyse of the Boston Symphony.  

In addition to playing piccolo and flute, she enjoys sewing clothes and quilting, cooking (especially Korean food) and spending time with her husband, who is also a musician.

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