Nathan Hughes

Faculty, Interlochen Oboe Institute

Principal Oboe, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Faculty, Chamber Music and Woodwinds, The Juilliard School

M.M., The Juilliard School; B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music

Nathan Hughes is Principal Oboe of the Metropolitan Opera and a member of the faculty at The Juilliard School. He previously served as Principal Oboe of the Seattle Symphony and has made guest appearances as Principal Oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Hughes has performed with the Philadelphia, La Jolla, Seattle, and Brooklyn Chamber Music Societies. In addition, he has made appearances at the festivals of Aspen, Bridgehampton, Lucerne, Marlboro, Pacific, Salzburg, Santa Fe, Sarasota, Spoleto, and Tanglewood. He has received critical acclaim for his performances as soloist with the MET Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Seattle Symphony, La Jolla SummerFest Chamber Orchestra, and Verbier Festival Orchestra. In high demand as a teacher, his students have earned positions in numerous major symphony orchestras.