Paula Rae, a flautist, graduated with distinction from the Victorian College of the Arts and has worked with the Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmanian symphony orchestras. From 1988 to 2004 she held the position of Associate Principal Flute in Orchestra Victoria.
Paula is a founding member of ELISION, featuring in major projects such as the Opening of the Mouth, Dark Matter and Construction by Richard Barrett, The Oresteia, Moon Spirit Feasting and The Navigator by Liza Lim, as well as the premieres of chamber works by Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough, Richard Barrett, Chris Dench, Alessandro Melchiorre, Akira Nishimura and Liza Lim.
Paula has performed with ELISION at numerous festivals and venues, including the Festspiele, Philharmonie and Konzerthaus in Berlin, Wien Modern in Vienna, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne, Radio Bremen, Musica nel Nostro Tempo of Milan, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, the Zurich Theater Spektakel, the Opera Bastille, Agora Festival and Festival d’Automne in Paris, the Chekov International Theatre Festival in Moscow and the Ultima Festival of Oslo, as well as performances at the BIFEM, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide festivals. With ELISION, Paula has released compact discs for NMC, Etcetera, Ricordi, BMG Ariola and ABC Classics.