Paula Ernesaks began her horn studies at the age of 14 at Espoo Music Institute. Since 2012, she has studied with Jukka Harju, first in the Sibelius Academy Youth Department and currently for the bachelor’s degree, also in the Sibelius Academy. As an orchestra musician, Paula has gained experience in several youth orchestras such as Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra and Orkester Norden. For the 2017/2018 season, she worked in the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. Paula has participated in the apprenticeship programme in the Finnish National Opera Orchestra and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has been an academist of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since September 2019.