Paula Tysall
 studied violin at the Centre for Young Musicians (where she was awarded the Associated Board’s Silver Medal), at the Royal College of Music and the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. As a member of the New London Orchestra she has recorded for Hyperion Records, made broadcasts for the BBC and Classic FM, appeared at the Proms, and in Matthew Bourne’s award winning Swan Lake. She has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia and English National Ballet. She performs in opera, ballet, shows, orchestral concerts and chamber music recitals. 

Paula divides her time between freelance orchestral playing, teaching and chamber music. She teaches at Westminster School, Eaton House the Manor, Centre for Young Musicians and Croydon High School.  She is a member of the Ashington, Beaufort and Allenby String Quartets and the Hermitage and Woodwarde Ensembles. Paula also plays Viola and Baroque Violin.

As Leader of the DSO she aims to support the players encouraging their love of music and developing their orchestral skills.