Cellist Paula Cuesta Redondo was born in Segovia (Spain) and began her musical studies at the age of 5 with the piano. After being admitted into the Conservatory of Segovia, she combined studies in both cello and piano, and soon after was admitted into the private cello class of the renowned teacher Maria de Macedo in Madrid. During her studies in Spain she won different awards in both cello and chamber music performance such as the Caja Segovia scholarship, the first prize in the Nicomedes Garcia Foundation scholarship and award, and a honor graduating award at the end of her studies at the Conservatory. She then met cellist Amit Peled who encouraged her to audition at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore (USA). She was admitted with a scholarship, and graduated with an award in 2010, obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Performance. She then won the 1st prize of the Alexander and Buono string competition, which gave her the opportunity of debuting at Carnegie Hall.
Since then she moved to Europe to study, first with the world-famous cellist Truls Mørk at the Norwegian Academy of Music, with whom she obtained a Masters in Performance, and afterwards with professor Thomas Demenga at the Hochschule fur Musik in Basel (Switzerland).
Paula has been invited to some of the most prestigious festivals in the world, including the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, the IMS Prussia Cove (England) or the Verbier Music Festival Academy in Switzerland. She has worked with world- renowned musicians such as Bernard Greenhouse, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, Gabor Takács-Nagy, Gary Hoffman, Hatto Beyerle, Torleif Thedeen, Johannes Meissl, Jerome Pernoo and Giovanni Sollima.
Her interested in chamber music lead her to join trio ClariNord in 2015, with which she toured in Europe as a member of the European Chamber Music Academy. Some of the collaborations as a member of the group have included the commission of pieces by two of Norway's leading composers; Jon Øivind Ness and Gisle Kverndokk, which the group performed at the prestigious Ultima music festival in Oslo. One of these pieces is included in the CD by the label LAWO, which the group recorded on 2015 and which will be released this upcoming spring.
Now she lives in Norway and works as a freelancer. She is a substitute in the Norwegian Radio Orquestra, Norwegian Opera Orquestra and the Bergen Philarmonic Orquestra. In addition, she has also collaborated with other ensembles such as the Allegria Ensemble and the Camerata Nordica in Sweden.