About Allison Hughes
Get to know Allison Hughes
Award-winning flutist Allison Hughes enjoys a diverse and exciting career of solo, chamber, and orchestral performances. She gave her Carnegie Hall debut in January 2016 as a founding member of Duo Alterity, which has garnered first prizes in the 2020 CMFONE International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, 2016 Vivo International Music Competition, 2016 Hartt Chamber Music Competition, and 2017 Music of America’s Great Composers Competition.
Allison is currently Principal Flutist of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. Passionate about the flute as a solo instrument, Allison has performed the Liebermann Flute Concerto with the Hartt Orchestra. With Duo Alterity Allison was an Artist-in-Residence for the 2018 and 2019 seasons of Connecticut Summerfest Contemporary Music Festival, and has given performances at notable venues including The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and the Governor’s Mansion in Hartford, Connecticut.
Allison has performed extensively in masterclasses for world renowned musicians including Emmanuel Pahud, the Imani Winds, the Lions Gate Trio, Amy Porter, Judith Mendenhall, Denis Azabagic, Andrew York, Oscar Ghiglia, and Antigoni Goni.
A sought-after teaching artist, she holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Flute Performance from The Hartt School, where she studied with internationally acclaimed flutist Janet Arms. Allison loves sharing her passion for music and life with students, collaborators, and audiences alike.