About Tami

Tami Lee Hughes is a premier concert violinist and recording artist of immense passion and versatility. Since making her debut as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, she has extensively toured the United States, Costa Rica, Bermuda,and Europe, performing everything from traditional to jazz-inspired repertoire.  Critics and audiences alike celebrate her performances of music by African American composers. Her debut solo recording Legacy: Violin Music of African-American Composers is described as an "endlessly enjoyable gem of an album" by All Music Guide and features little-known works of prolific American composers. She performs on numerous recordings, including projects for Ksenia Nosikova, Brian Nelson, and Grammy-award winning artists Aretha Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, and Fred Hammond.  A champion of diversity in the performing arts, she captivates audiences with her lavish sound, soulful interpretation, and rich artistry.

“Hughes plays with such a singing, lush quality reminiscent of Perlman . . . ” 

Tami Lee Hughes recently collaborated with Joshua Bell as member of the Sphinx Virtuosi at the Festival del Sole in Napa, California.  She will join the ensemble this fall for a second tour season with concert appearances in The New World Center (Miami, Florida), The Harris Theater (Chicago, Illinois), and Carnegie Hall among other venues.  In addition, she will continue work on a second album of music by African American composers.  This project features solo and chamber works by living composers who are impacting today's music industry.


Tami Lee Hughes   Violin                     



- All Music Guide

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