Paula Sastre Niño

Paula Sastre Niño

Born in Madrid (Spain) in 2002. Since 2017, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Zakhar Bron. She has been granted a tuition scholarship by Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz.

She studied at the Padre Soler Integrated Center of Music with Fernando Rius and from 2013 to 2017 she worked with Olga Vilkomirskaia. She has received masterclasses from Miriam Fried and Lutsia Ibragimova, among others, and has attended courses of music performance and improvement at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Katarina Gurska Foundation and the Presjovem International Festival in Córdoba. She has been awarded prizes in national and international competitions, including Violins for Peace in Málaga (2015), City of Vigo (2016 and 2018), the Mundi Awards and the Kocian in Czech Republic (2018). She has also been recorded in radio and television programmes.

She performed as soloist at the Monumental Theatre in Madrid (2016) and at the National Auditorium (2018) under the baton of Ramón Torrelledó and has also played at the Mar de Vigo Auditorium, the San Lorenzo del Escorial Auditorium Theatre and the Ateneo de Madrid. She has also participated in festivals, including the Young Performers of the Fundación Eutherpe-León, the MUSEG, the Festival of Segovia and Valladolid’s “Maravillas Sonoras” series. She often takes part in charity projects for disadvantaged groups such as the Must Talent Festival, “SomosDreamers” (Fundación Gmp), “noTA mi apoyo” (Cristóbal de Morales Cultural Association and Fundación Telefónica).

As a student of the School, she has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra conducted by Péter Eötvös as well as that of the Debussy Duo and the Banco Activo Universal Esferas Ensemble under the baton of Márta Gulyás. She is currently a member of the Vivaldi Estaciones Ensemble. She plays a violin built by Yuri Pochekin.