Paula Hernandez

She was born in 1986 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. She finishes her post-graduate and Master studies in Violoncello Performance with Mr. Marçal Cervera, both of them with distinction. In 2017 she obtains the “Extraordinary End of Career Award” in the Conservatory of Canarias in the specialty of contrabass.

She has taken part in different masterclasses given by teachers like Mark Peters, Asier Polo, María de Macedo, Christophe Coin, Mariano García, Damián Martínez, Aldo Mata, Angel Luis Quintana, Suzana Stefanovic, Adrián Brendel, Rafael Pidoux, Mark Friedhoff, Charles Tunnell, Arnau Tomas, Alexander Osokin, Sung – Won Yang, David Etheve, Bernard Gregor Smith and Sigurdur Halldórsson. She has also had contrabass lessons from Alberto Bocini, Toni García, Roberto Terrón, Alain Bourguignon, Milton Masciadri, Jonathan Camps, Roberto Carrillo and Frano Kakarigi.

She has played with different orchestras and ensembles like the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Quantum Ensemble, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Elche, Orquesta Sinfónica de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Ensemble Villa de la Orotava and Ensemble Contemporáneo de Las Palmas. She was also a member of the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, International Bremen Youth Orchestra and Norwegian Youth Orchestra. As an orchestra player she has performed in national and international music halls like the Berliner Philharmoniker, Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, Palau de la Música Catalana, Auditorio de Tenerife, Palau de la Música de Valencia, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus etc.

She has performed numerous concerts as soloist and chamber music players, among which we can stand out the participation in the concours “El Primer Palau” of the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. In 2006 she was awarded with the prize “Andrés Segovia – José Miguel Ruíz Morales”.

At the moment she combines her career as soloist and chamber music player with teaching Violoncello and Contrabass in the “Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza Villa de la Orotava”.