Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Rosamunde Summer Music Academy and Festival, Elation Pauls has served as Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2009. In constant local demand for her lush sound and expressive solo and chamber music performances, she is violinist with Trio Exchange (clarinetist Micah Heilbrunn, pianist Madeline Hildebrand) and maintains an active private teaching studio. Recent highlights have included opening Brandon's 17/18 Pro Series with a performance of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and performing Fauré's second piano quintet with Martin Beaver, David Harding, Paul Marleyn and Martin Roscoe at the 2017 Agassiz Chamber Music Festival. January of 2018 included a week of self-directed residency in Israel with support from the Manitoba and Winnipeg Arts Councils. February of 2019 will bring Ms. Pauls back to her home province for concerts and masterclasses with the Rosamunde Festival Players at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina's Conservatory of Performing Arts.
Following studies with the great Hungarian pedagogue Lorand Fenyves at the University of Toronto, Ms. Pauls obtained the highly sought-after Solo Performance (Konzertexamen) degree from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, Germany, where she studied with Petru Munteanu. As well as playing in the Kammerphilharmonie Berlin-Brandenburg, Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic, and the Hamburger Symphoniker while under the direction of Andrey Boreyko and Jeffrey Tate, she has performed as soloist with the Neinstedt Chamber Players (Germany), Rosamunde Festival Strings, Banff Festival Chamber Orchestra, and the Mooredale Concerto Players in Toronto. As chamber musician, performances in this capacity have taken her from Toronto to Berlin, as well as the Schleswig-Holstein, Banff, Domaine Forget, and Kent/Blossom music festivals. She has performed in many of the major concert halls of North America and Europe, including Carnegie Hall (NY), Jordan Hall (Boston), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Leiszhalle (Hamburg) and at the Philharmonie (Berlin), and she is looking forward to the WSO's tour to Holland and Belgium in May of 2020.