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Paola A. Caballero

Instructor in Music
Instructor in Music Paola Caballero

Education

B.M. New England Conservatory

M.Mus. New England Conservatory

Biography

Paola Caballero returns to the greater Boston area after spending more than a decade in Barcelona performing as member of the Chamber Orquestra de Cadaques and the Orquestra Sinfonica de Barcelona y Nacional de Catalunya, (OBC). She has performed with renowned soloists including Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahnn, Janine Jansen, Isabelle Faust, Ray Chen, Martin Frost, Maria Joao Pires, Lang Lang, Angela Gheorgiu, Placido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann and also worked under the baton of Giaandrea Noseda, Semyon Bychkov, Eliahu Inbal, Vasily Petrenko, and composer John Adams to name a few.

Aside from the numerous tours around Europe's finest concert halls with both the Orquestra de Cadaques and the Orquestra Sinfonica de Barcelona, Ms. Caballero has made numerous recordings with both ensembles and can also been seen on Medici.TV, one of the world's leading classical music streaming platforms.

Ms. Caballero has collaborated with the highly-acclaimed, Barcelona-based, contemporary group BCN 216. She also founded the Barcelona Arts Quartet, a group dedicated to performing new music concerts under the sponsorship of Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, which was established in 1899 to publish, perform and promote both Catalan and Spanish composers and compositions.

Prior to relocating to Barcelona Ms. Caballero attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During her studies in London, Ms. Caballero founded the Esperanto Trio, giving their first public performance at St. James Church in Piccadilly, London. The group later performed in a live B.B.C. broadcast at the Barbican Centre as part of the New Music Festival hosted by the B.B.C. Symphony.

In other genres of music, Ms. Caballero has performed with Madeleine Peyroux, Anthony and the Johnsons, Bjork, Joni Mitchell and most recently with Father John Misty at music festivals including Sonar Electronic Music Festival, Primavera Sound and the Jazz Festival at the Palau de la Musica Catalana.

Ms. Caballero is very happy to be back in Boston. As an educator, she divides her time between the Lexington Chamber Music Center and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra in addition to her role as the Music Director of the Symphonia at Phillips Exeter Academy. She has also served on faculty for the past seven seasons at Point CounterPoint chamber music festival and will now also be joining the faculty at Lyra Music Festival beginning July of 2020.

Ms. Caballero can be seen performing with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra along with the occasional chamber music performance here and there.

Ms. Caballero holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as well as both Masters and Bachelor degrees from the New England Conservatory in Boston. She has studied with David Takeno, Masuko Ushioda, Eric Rosenblith, Lucy Chapman and has also worked with Lorand Fenyves and Erika Raum at the Royal Conservatory, the institution that sponsored the use of a 1686 Nicolo Amati instrument. Ms. Caballero has attended festivals all over North America including the Tanglewood Young Artists Program, Santa Barbara Music Academy of the West, and led the festival orchestra at the Banff Centre for the Arts under the baton of Krzysztof Penderecki. In Europe she has also led various opera festival orchestras both in Montepulciano and Orvieto, Italy.