Paula Ríos' repertoire spans from the Baroque to the present, and it includes several premieres.

Various periods are of her special interest: on the one hand, Spanish music from the 18th century, the National School and the Avant-Garde; on the other hand, the first Romanticism, particularly the music of Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, and finally the diverse European movements at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Described as a performer with a strong personality, refined technique and originality in her projects, Paula Ríos is developing an intense solo career in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Germany and Argentina, and has made recordings for RNE, TVE, Radio Suisse Romande, IB3, TVG and RG.

Currently she is focusing her efforts on the music of Frédéric Chopin and the beginning of the Romantic era. Her first CD «Chopin en Mallorca» was recorded for the Chopin Museum in Valldemossa and presented at the Chopin Society in London on the composer’s own piano. She regularly performs with 19th century instruments and has shared the stage with NYC Ballet Soloists playing works by Chopin.

Moreover, Paula Ríos researches intensely the National school and the Avant-Garde in Spain. She is invited to give lectures and join Spanish dance projects. Her CD «Viento de Plata» (Columna Música) collects the works of Jesús Bal y Gay y Rosa García Ascot, composers in the times of Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla and Luis Buñuel.

Paula Ríos obtained the Degrees of Piano and Theory with Honours and Extraordinary Prize at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo and continued her studies at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel (Switzerland) with László Gyimesi and Rudolf Buchbinder, where she obtained the Konzertdiplom and completed her Postgraduate Studies in the Soloists’ Class. Furthermore, she studied Chamber Music with Gérard Wyss, Ivan Monighetti and Rainer Schmidt, and Conducting with Hans-Martin Linde at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

She broadened her studies with Claudio Martínez Mehner and took part at masterclasses of Elisabeth Leonskaja, Alicia de Larrocha, Piotr Anderszewski, Rita Wagner, Alexei Lubimov, Andrej Jasinski, Larissa Dedova, Dimitri Bashkirov and Elisso Virsaladze, among others. She won various first prizes and scholarships from RCN, Fundación Gil Dávila, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Caixanova, Lyra Stiftung and Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung.

Paula has recently released her new CD «Cantar con los dedos» (Calanda Music), dedicated to young Chopin and other virtuoso pianists in his circle, which she will première in Paris and London.

Press kit


"An outpouring of virtuosism and good taste at interpretation and choice of repertoire. Paula Ríos rewards us with eternal expressive lines, precise articulations and agile tempi with which she gives the instrument its voice"

Lucía Martín-Maestro Verbo, Melómano


15  June


Pianino Festival

Chopin Museum in Majorca

Programa:Programme: Chopin, Kalkbrenner, Bellini, Thalberg

01  July


Masterclasses and concert 1st-6th July

Académie Musicale Internationale Colombes


19  July


International Keyboard Festival & Masterclass

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“A lavish display of virtuoso playing and good taste, at her interpretation as much as at the choice of repertoire. Paula Ríos rewards us with never-ending expressive lines, precise articulations and agile tempi with which she succeeds giving voice to the Romantic instrument par excellence”. (Lucía Martín-Maestro Verbo, Melómano)

"You must sing with your fingers!" (Frédéric Chopin)

"This record is a hommage to singing and also to a group of very young, brilliant and ambitious pianists and composers who went to Paris looking forward to succeeding and among acquaintances, love affairs, scandals, rivalry and a great deal of opera they were able to captivate the audience, revolutionized the piano technique and created a bunch of excellent works that achieved the impossible: to make the piano sing.  

The intertwined paths of Vicenzo Bellini and Frédéric Chopin are the greatest example of this alliance." (Paula Ríos)

CD internationally available at

La Quinta de Mahler


The piano works and songs for voice and piano of Jesús Bal y Gay and Rosa García Ascot (Columna Música)


Official record of the Chopin Museum in Valldemossa, released to commemorate Chopin's bicentenary (1810-2010), which features his compositions during his stay in the Monastery of Valldemossa (Majorca) between 1838-39: Préludes Op.28, Ballade Op.38, Scherzo Op.39, Mazurka Op.41 No.1, Polonaises Op.40. This historical journey was depicted by George Sand in her work "Un hiver à Majorque".

"Chopin en Mallorca" is available on sale at: 

Chopin Museum



Frédéric Chopin, Grande polonaise brillante Op.22

Thalberg/Bellini, Grande Fantaisie et Variation sur "I Montecchi e Capuletti" Op.10

Manuel de Falla, Fantasía Baetica

Frédéric Chopin, Scherzo Op.39

Recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (ILAMS)