Anna Hughes

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Anna started out as a Suzuki student at the age of three in the Suzuki String School of Guelph. Tom Wermuth was her teacher throughout the majority of her years in the program. During these years she was a member of the Guelph and KW Youth Orchestras, and the Concorde String Ensemble of the Suzuki String School of Guelph.

In her first year out of High school , Anna went on to the Orchestral Training Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where she studied with Moshe Hammer. Anna’s orchestral training was enhanced by attending the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for two summers. The year following the Orchestral Training Program she started her Bachelor of Music Performance Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She completed this degree having studied with David Updegraff, David Cerone and completing a year of Suzuki Pedagogy with Michele George.

Anna has taught and done freelance work in Winnipeg, England, and throughout Southern Ontario, including being a tenured member of Niagara Symphony from 1996-2006, touring with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in their 2008 season and being second violinist of the Walker String Quartet from 2016- 2019. She has also taught at Suzuki Institutes and Camps in Newfoundland, Alberta , British Columbia, Quebec, in the Yukon and Ontario. Currently she is on the faculty of the Suzuki String School of Guelph, continues to teach at various Institutes and continues her freelance playing throughout Southern Ontario.