Victoria Hughes has been playing professionally for over twenty years. A native San Franciscan, she received her early training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music before being awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. During her years in the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas she performed at all of the finest hotels, restaurants, and embassies.
Upon graduation, she was recruited to entertain on Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line, where, while perfecting her unique talent for arranging well-known songs, she developed an extensive repertoire drawn from classical, popular standards, love songs, show tunes, contemporary pop, folk, swing, and even rock n’ roll.
Because of her skills as an instrumental arranger, Victoria is one of the few harpists that can actually take requests. She believes in playing music that people know and recognize, whether it is a classical piece, or a current pop hit. Requests are always welcomed. Victoria also believes that there's no point in playing if you can't be heard. A small, discreet, amplifier is brought to all events, indoors or out.
With twelve years experience performing on the best cruise lines, and twenty years performing at weddings and parties both in the Washington, D.C. area and her native San Francisco, Victoria Hughes is one of the most accomplished young commercial harpists performing today.