Paula Ernesaks (b. 1997)
began her horn studies at the age of 14 in Espoo Music Institute. Since 2012 she has studied at the Sibelius Academy. Paula finished her Bachelor’s degree in 2021 with Jukka Harju as her teacher, and she is currently doing her Master’s with Tero Toivonen. As an orchestra musician Paula has gained experience in several orchestras such as Verbier Festival Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and many Finnish orchestras. For the season 2017-18 she worked in Kuopio City Symphony Orchestra (Finland). She was an academist of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019-2021, and since 2022 she is a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.