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Patrick Hughes

High School Guest Artist

Patrick Hughes

With a tone and musicality described as “pure chocolate”, Patrick Hughes has soloed in recitals throughout the US, at annual regional horn conferences, and at many International Horn Symposia. In 2006 he performed the Asian premiere of Kazimierz Machala’s Concerto for Horn, Winds and Percussion in Bangkok, Thailand. Other international ventures have included performances in Jamaica, China, Australia, the UK, Belgium, Brazil, and Canada. He has been a featured soloist with various ensembles at the University of Texas as well as the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble, the St. Olaf Orchestra, and the Dallas Wind Symphony. The Dallas Morning News described Hughes as “…a dream soloist…His tone was warm and honeyed, his virtuosity and legato both apparently effortless.”

At the University of Texas Mr. Hughes is the Associate Professor of Horn, Head of the Brass Wind and Percussion Division, and Director of the UT Horn Choir. He also enjoys an active and varied musical life as a clinician, soloist, and chamber and free-lance musician. Additionally, he has composed a number of pieces for horn ensemble and horn in chamber music including: From Hildegard, Dancing on the Hill, True Colors, Pange Lingua, and Climbin’. His music is published through Brownwood Music Publishing.

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