Paula Cerdán Brau

Paula Cerdán Brau

Born in Cartagena, Spain, in 2002. Since 2022, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación “La Caixa” French Horn Chair with professor Radovan Vlatković. She has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

She began her music studies at the Cartagena Professional Music Conservatory, where she studied with professors Serezade Borja, José Ignacio Baeza and José Vicente Rosell, being awarded the First Extraordinary Prize for her outstanding qualifications in 2020. Later she studied at Musikene, winning its Soloists Competition, and studied with professors Rodolfo Epelde, Estefanía Beceiro and Oscar Sala.

She has attended masterclasses by Daniel Bourge, Maria Rubio, Manuel Pérez, Javier Bonet, David Sanchez Camús, Bernardo Cifres and Matias Piñeira, among others.

She has been awarded first prize to the best brass player Iberpiano Scholarship and the first prize in the Chamber Music category at the Entre Cuerdas y Metales Competition with the Scherzo Quintet, of which she is a member since its foundation and with whom she continues to perform.

She is a member of the following orchestras: Cartagena Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Murcia Region Orchestra, Ciudad de Motril, Mediterránea and the University of Murcia Orchestra.

As a student of the School, she has performed with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Juanjo Mena and Péter Csaba, and with the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by Christoph Poppen. She is currently a member of the Casa de la Moneda Scarlatti Quintet and of the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Ensemble.