Paula is a graduate of The Juilliard School. She earned her master’s degree at Boston University and became an elected member of the honor music society Phi Beta Kappa.
Paula Bick has performed in the major concert halls across five continents of the world. She has enjoyed touring the east and west coasts, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia with soloists Hillary Hahn, Yundi Li, and Lang Lang. For more than a decade, Paula enjoyed a freelance career in New York City, where she performed with a variety of artists including Natalie Merchant, Paul Schaffer, Judy Collins, Duncan Sheik, Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and Johnny Mathis. She has also performed as a soloist with the Asiana Sinfonia in Merkin Hall. Paula can be seen making a musical appearance in the movie The Longest Week, and she has served as concertmaster and assistant concertmaster for Esopus Chamber Orchestra, been a guest violist of Red Door String Quartet, and principal violist of The Jupiter Symphony, Key West Symphony, Juilliard Symphony, and Tanglewood Orchestra. Paula has also performed in the pit for Elf the Musical at the Pioneer Theater and Ballet West at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah. Paula has been a Tanglewood Fellow and given performances at many music festivals, including Yellowbarn, Verbier, Manchester, Encore, Kent/Blossom, Meadowmount, Provincetown Chamber Music Series, International Masterclass in Bordeaux, East Hampton Chamber Music, and American Institute of Musical Studies in Austria.
Paula enjoys yoga, powerlifting, reading, cooking, and walking in her free time.