A native of Los Osos, California, and the First Prize Winner of the 2011 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition, pianist Zachary Hughes has been captivating audiences with his musical empathy and nobility. He has studied with Ann Holler, Fabio Parrini and Chih-Long Hu, and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance under the guidance of Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School.
Hughes is active on the competition scene, and has been an MTNA state winner in both Tennessee and South Carolina. He was also was awarded top prize at the 2010 Lee University Piano Competition, the 2011 Bristol Music Club Scholarship Competition, and the St. Andrews Arts Council 2012 International Piano Competition, the last of which resulted in a performance with the St. Andrews Festival Orchestra directed by Maestro Lewis Dalvit.
Both as soloist and collaborator, Hughes appears at a variety of venues, performing a diverse range of repertoire. He has performed concerti with several orchestras, including most recently the South Carolina Philharmonic, and has given solo performances in cities such as New York, Kyoto and Paris. In addition, Hughes is a Gluck Community Service Fellow at Juilliard, allowing him to share music in interactive performances at community care centers around New York City.
In his free time, Hughes enjoys poetry and racquetball.