Following her highly successful performances at prestigious festivals such as the Festival Internacional Castell de Peralada, Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada, Festival de Música y Danza de Úbeda, Certamen Internacional de guitarra de Barcelona, Ciclo Navidad con CajaMurcia, “Forum de las Culturas” de Barcelona, Sociedad Española de la guitarra de Madrid…Paola Requena is placed among the Spanish guitarists of her generation with the most promising future ahead of them.
Paola was born in Cartagena, Spain. She completed his advanced studies in the “Ecole Normale of Music” in Paris with Alberto Ponce and at the “Oscar Esplá” Conservatory in Alicante under the tutelage of Ignacio Rodes, winning the Extraordinaty End-of-Course prize in the year 2007.At the same time she took part in various international courses under the supervision of prestigious guitarists such José Tomás, David Russell, Roberto Aussel, Jose Miguel Moreno, Ricardo Gallén etc.
She has been awarded many prizes at major nacional and internacional guitar competitions including the Internacional competition Francisco Tárrega in Benicassim, Printemps de la guitare in Charleroi (Bélgica), Certamen Internacional Andrés Segovia in la Herradura (Spain), Internacional competition “Comarca del Condado” in Jaén (Spain), Competiton“José Tomás” in Almería, Juventudes Musicales of Spain, Sociedad de Conciertos of Alicante, “Cincilia” competiton in Albacete etc.
In January 2010, she was invited by the Spanish Embassy in Austria to perform two recitals in Vienna, one in the Instituto Cervantes and another in the ‘Hofburg’ Imperial Palace where she played for the President of Austria Heinz Fischer and for the ambassadors of Spain for the Spanish EU Presidency Inauguration.
She has performed as a soloist with the Symphonic Orchestra of Valencia, Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie (Belgium), Symphonic Orchestra of Alicante, Collegium Instrumentale etc.
She has been selected by the Fundación A.I.E. (a society of Artists and Performers from Spain) to participate as a soloist in the ‘Clásicos en Ruta’ (Classics on the road) series, performing in cities such as A Coruña, Cádiz, Pamplona, Mérida…
She has done recordings with Eurodeltamusic, the production company from Madrid, that have been broadcast by TVE and Canal Sur.
Recently she received prize in the “Injuve prizes for creative youth 2010”, awarded by the Spanish National Youth Institute. Consequently, she has performed at the Music Festival in Segovia, organised by the Fundación Juan de Borbón, and at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.