Lily Hughes began studying the piano at the age of six with John Coath. She then became a chorister and music scholar at Exeter Cathedral School in 1994 before gaining a full scholarship to study the piano at Wells Cathedral School at the age of thirteen.
After achieving a distinction in her ABRSM Performance Diploma she went on to gain a scholarship to study piano performance with Michael Young at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She was a winner of the EPTA UK competition in 2006, which led to her giving a recital in St Martin in the Fields.
She graduated from the RWCMD in 2008 gaining a first in her final recital, completing the ABRSM teaching diploma and winning the College Piano prize – The Phillipa Whitelaw Yardley Memorial Award. She then completed a post graduate Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2009, where she performed as part of the Haydn Festival.
Lily has enjoyed numerous master classes with various pianists, including Leon McCawley and Bernard Roberts, and has performed across the UK, including a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 in St David’s Hall, Cardiff. Alongside her performing and accompanying, Lily has a busy teaching practice in Bath.