Paola Delucchi is a talented violinist and enthusiastic teacher
The combination between performing and teaching makes Paola an inspiring and charismatic instrumental teacher and ambitious director with deep focus on technique, practice routine and musical expressiveness.
Her teaching journey started in London more than 10 years ago and sparked across different educational institutions with focus on both individual and group teaching.
Paola worked in a primary school setting for a number of years where she gained wide experience in behaviour management, inclusion, and delivering engaging, well-sequenced lessons. At the same time, she has been nurturing young players with very high success rate in examinations and achievements in prestigious musical departments.
Paola founds her teaching on the holistic preparation of the child for a best outcome and enjoyment. Inspired by the pedagogy of Kodály, Rolland and Nelson, she trains young musicians beyond pure instrumental playing and works with a curriculum that includes musicianship and ensemble at its heart.
In her performing career, Paola played in numerous chamber groups, such as piano trios and string quartets. Currently, she is member of the Apeiron Duo, who play rarely-performed repertoire and creative encores, and concerts reviews have always praised them as ‘deeply expressive’. The Apeiron Duo have performed in several venues in England and abroad, including St Martin in the Fields and Foundling Museum in London, Senftöpfchen Theatre in Cologne, Entrecasteaux Chamber Music Festival in France, GOG Chamber Season at Palazzo Spinola in Italy, and Y-Theatre in Hong Kong.
Besides chamber music, Paola had the privilege to play with prestigious orchestras and perform as a soloist, both as professional and student. She played under the baton of conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Oren, Leif Segerstam, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Christof Tielemann, and Asher Fisch. In 2008, Paola was concertmaster of the Italian Conservatories’ notable Alumni Orchestra.
As soloist, she performed at Haydn Concertos series in Chelsea, London (2019) and Narni Summer Festival (2015). Paola was awarded first prize at Castiglione delle Stiviere, Città di Castello (Italy 2008) and Harold Craxton Prize (London 2012).
In 2012, Paola completed a Master’s degree at the Academy under the tutelage of Joshua Fisher. She studied and had masterclasses with many well-known musicians such as Mitsuko Uchida, Grigori and Yuri Zhilslin, Natalia Lomeiko, Quartetto di Cremona, Florestan Trio, Felix Andrievsky, David Takeno, Felix Schmidt, Michael Dussek, Andrew West, Jo Cole, Martin Outram, Eduard Schmieder, Hu Kun, Krzysztof Smietana. With her chamber group, she also took part in a session of European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) with Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Avo Kouyoumdjian, Ralph Gothoni and Jerome Pernoo.
Paola also teaches violin and viola at the independent day school Godolphin and Latymer School.
Beside her music literacy, she earned a Master’s Degree in philosophy at the University of Genoa with summa cum laude in July 2008, specializing in philosophy of music.