Paula Pinn was born in Münster, Westphalia, in 1998. After training as a junior student with Jeremias Schwarzer and Maurice Steger at the Nürnberg Music Academy, she successfully completed her Bachelor’s degree in 2020 at the Mozarteum University Salzburg with Dorothee Oberlinger. Currently she is a student of Michael Form at the Bern University of the Arts. She has also gathered musical inspiration in master courses with Sabrina Frey, Erik Bosgraaf, Shunske Sato, Mieneke van der Velden, Veronika Skuplik, Hille Perl, Jed Wentz, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and other Early-Music specialists.
Paula has won numerous awards, including first prizes at the Federal level of “Jugend musiziert”, at the Beethoven Bonnensis Competition in Bonn, at the Vienna International Music Competition, the First Liebenberg Audience Award, the first prize at the Biagio Marini Competition and the GWK Encouragement Award in Music in 2016. The DKB Foundation offered her a scholarship in 2014, supporting her through numerous concert performances as well, e.g. at the Liebenberg Flute Festival in 2015. Special Awards were bestowed upon her by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, the Federal Ministry for Families, Seniors, Women and Youth, the Association of German Music Schools and the publishing house Verlag Neue Musik. Most recently, her ensemble Marsyas Baroque was awarded a fellowship of the German Music Council and chosen to participate in the "Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler" (Federal Selection of Young Concert Artists).
Her international concert activities have taken her to France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Russia and other countries.
Paula holds scholarships from the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation, the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the German National Academic Foundation.