Paula Chateauneuf’s playing has been described as “one of the most exciting things on the pre-classical concert circuit”. A Fulbright Scholar to London, she soon established herself there as one of early music’s leading soloists and ensemble players and became the linchpin of numerous groups including the Gabrieli Consort, New London Consort and Sinfonye. She has also performed with The Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Concert, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, Handel and Haydn Society, Avison Ensemble, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, and Jordi Savall’s Le Concert des Nations.
Paula is one of the most sought-after accompanists in her field, collaborating with leading singers and working as both repetiteur and continuo player for numerous international opera houses. She has recorded extensively for Decca, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Linn, and Hyperion. She is the lute tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music and was an AHRC Creative Arts Fellow at the University of Birmingham from 2007–12. 2009 saw the establishment of her highly-acclaimed 17th century-style improvising ensemble, The Division Lobby. She has recently recorded a CD with this ensemble, another of 17th century Italian monody with Mark Tucker, and a solo CD on the theorbo.
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