Paula Mejía España

Paula Mejía España

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 2002. From 2017 to 2023, she studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Marco Rizzi.

She started her violin studies at the age of 3 with professor Sergio Castro. When she was 7, she joined the choir Pequeños Cantores de la JORCAM and participated in several operas at Teatro Real (Royal Theatre).

She has performed in Lucca and Livorno (Italy), Lugano and Zürich (Switzerland), and Dublin (Ireland). In August of 2022, violinist Mihaela Martin awarded her a Cremona bow after Paula’s attendance to her masterclasses and performance of a concert.

She has attended masterclasses by professors as Mihaela Martin, Miriam Fried, Nicolás Chumachenco, Silvia Marcovicci, and Krzysztof Chorzelski (string ensembles).

She has won several competitions, such as, the second prize and the special prize at the Llanes Música Competition in 2021. In May of the same year, Paula Mejía and Willard Carter, her violin and cello duo, toured around “the most beautiful towns in Spain” (Albarracín, Sepúlveda, Atienza).

In the summer of 2022, she performed “Winter” by Vivaldi as a soloist in Villaviciosa, Asturias.

As a student of the School, she has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra conducted by Plácido Domingo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Pablo González, David Afkham and Juanjo Mena, as well as that of the Fundación EDP Camerata under the baton of Giovanni Guzzo and Paul Goodwin, and within Spain's World Heritage Cities Chamber Music Series (Ibiza). In 2021 she participated in the 30th anniversary tour of the School with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, with whom she performed at Madrid's Teatro Real, at Bratislava's Reduta Hall, at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Academy and at Vienna's Musikverein. She has also been a member of the Scarlatti Casa de la Moneda, the Vivaldi Estaciones and the Satie de Bain ensembles; the Puertos del Estado Haendel, and the Albéniz de Prosegur quartets; the Dvořák and Amati trios, and the Ravel Duo.