Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Paulina Flores is a violist from Altadena, California. She began studying viola at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music with Rachel Fabulich. Paulina continued her studies with the esteemed Donald McInnes at Idyllwild Arts Academy. She has performed with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, with whom she played in the Berlin Philharmonie, the Musikverein, and the Elbphilharmonie. Masterclass teachers include Roger Meyers, Caroline Coade, Jonathan Moerschel, Melissa Reardon, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, and Mai Motobuchi. Paulina has played in the Orvieto Musica Chamber Festival in Italy, and the Festival Napa Valley Orchestra. This summer, she will be performing in the Spoleto Music Festival Orchestra, and National Repertory Orchestra. Paulina graduated with a BM in Viola Performance and a Post-Graduate Studies Certificate in 2022 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Paulina plays on a Douglas Cox viola generously loaned to her by the Virtu Foundation. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Viola Performance with Yura Lee at the University of Southern California.