Paula Chateauneuf

Paula Chateauneuf



Paula Chateauneuf’s playing has been described as “one of the most exciting things on the pre-classical concert circuit”. She came to London as an American Fulbright Scholar and soon after established herself as one of early music’s leading soloists and ensemble players.

She performs with many of the finest early music ensembles, including the New London Consort, the Gabrieli Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of Ancient Music and with Jordi Savall. Paula is especially in demand as a chamber musician and continuo player for early opera. She has performed at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne and many major houses on the continent, and has coached singers for productions at the Bayerische Staatsoper, New Israeli Opera and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Paula has recorded for all the major European labels; notably, she researched, edited and recorded songs by Barbara Strozzi with Catherine Bott. She is the lute and basso continuo tutor at the University of Birmingham.