From 2016 to 2019 she joined the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre as an Professor and is Principal Harpist with the Estonian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Assia Cunego-Paulus - a harpist who is continually treading new ground. Her harp playing has a unique range of tonal quality. Whilst remaining true to the original piece, her musicality and interpretation are also highly individual. She uses her own variation of specially developed playing and dampening techniques which make her performance not only impeccable but also very free and versatile. Assia’s rich repertoire ranges from Baroque to Classical Music, from Romantic to New and Modern Music, right through to Jazz, Free Improvisation and Religious Music.
Assia Cunego-Paulus has performed about 2500 solo concerts to date.
She regularly gives master classes in Europe.
She was born in Italy in 1983 and completed her harp diploma with honors by the age of 18. At 20 years old, she had already graduated from the Master Class of Prof. Gisèle Herbet in Würzburg, Germany. She has won several first prizes and scholarships at many international musical competitions.
Assia Cunego-Paulus plays a David Harp (www.david-harps.com).