Irish-American violinist Paula Muldoon is a member of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR) and a former member of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment (OAE), and Arcangelo. She has worked with many of the world’s greatest conductors, including Andris Nelsons, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Mark Elder, Marin Alsop, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Highlights of her performing career include guest leading the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, recording Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the LSO, film recordings at Abbey Road, playing the solos in Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia at Kings College Chapel with the Seraphin Chamber Orchestra, and tours with the OAE and Sir Simon Rattle and the ORR and Kris Bezuidenhout. In 2016 she performed in four BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall: the Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen, the OAE with Marin Alsop and Sir Mark Elder, and the ORR with Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Paula is a committed teacher, currently on staff at Pro Corda at Leiston Abbey and St. John’s College School in Cambridge as well as maintaining a private studio. She has also taught at Soundfest Chamber Music Festival and the New England Conservatory Festival Youth Orchestra (USA).
M.Mus with Distinction, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2012)
B.Mus with Highest Honours, University of Michigan (2010)
Certificate, New England Conservatory Preparatory School (2005)
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"My son, a first-year university student, has studied violin with Paula during the summers when possible for the past 6-7 years. He has also studied with Boston's best teachers, who have decades of experience, but would prefer to study with Paula if she were available year round.
My son admires Paula for both her musicality and her impeccable technical skills. In lessons, Paula is able to recognize what is holding her students back and knows how to effectively fix the problem. My son says, 'I get a ton out of Paula's lessons. I can always hear myself improve by the end of my lesson.' Paula keeps lessons focused and productive.
My son also credits Paula with inspiring him to practice, something that no other teacher has been able to do. 'Whenever I left Paula's lessons I wanted to go home and practice,' he says.
With Paula's summer lessons and his new desire to practice, my son was able to improve his audition pieces and make it into the first violin section of New England Conservatory's top youth orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, at a re-audition. We credit Paula's teaching ability and dedication for his successful audition.”