Paulina Livingston is a versatile and active British cellist, composer and chamber musician.

Graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she also studied at Hochschule für Musik in Köln, Germany, and the Purcell School of Music in London. Among her teachers we can include Alexander Boyarski, Pierre Doumenge, Michal Kaznowski and Pal Banda. 

Her performances include recitals at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Tata Castle in Hungary, the Wigmore Hall, the Milton Court in London, The Munich Rathaus, the British Film Institute, Oxford University and elsewhere throughout Europe.

Paulina has worked with a number of great conductors including Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle, Gianandrea Noseda and John Rutter. She has played as co – principal of Deutsche Kammersymphoniker of Berlin, principal of the London Arte Chamber Orchestra, London Metropolitan Orchestra, the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra, London Soloists, Orpheus Sinfonia, Melos Sinfonia, in performances throughout the UK, Europe and Asia.

As a session cellist Paulina Livingston is in high demand for recordings, film and TV work – most recently for the BBC, Disney, Promax, the British Film Institute and Burberry at the London Fashion Week. She has also made a number of studio recordings for Pulse Films, Microsoft, Sainsbury’s, Carling commercials and for a Sorapol Fashion label. Paulina’s cello solo debuted also in German cinemas with the film “Phantomschmerz” recorded in Munich, Germany.

Paulina is also intensively active as a composer. Her debut performance took place in London, 2017 where three of her compositions were performed by a chamber orchestra with Paulina’s solo, formed especially for the Scordatura Concert Series. In 2015 she won a songwriting competition at SoundShoots and collaborated with producer Refracture, followed by a release of the winning composition through his label, Perfecto Records. She has written alongside producer Guy Chambers with whom she performed her compositions solo with orchestra on a number of occasions at his monthly music shows in London.

Throughout her studies Paulina had won a number of competitions in Poland and UK, including two Wigmore Hall chamber music competitions. During her studies Paulina took part in a Maggini Quartet Chamber Music Course, Cadenza Music Course and Tata International Music Course in Hungary. She was awarded the title of The Young Musician of The Year in Hertfordshire in England. 

Paulin Livingston
Paulina Livingston