Paula has been working as a freelance cellist in Ireland since graduating from University College Dublin in 2000, where she earned a B. Mus (International)Hons. in Music and French,while studying cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Annette Cleary. She performs regularly with both the R.T.E. National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, as well as the Ulster Orchestra and various other ensembles throughout Ireland. She has performed with artists varying from Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli and Placido Domingo to Colm Wilkinson, Glen Hansard ,Enya, Jack L and Kanye West.