Cellist Paloma Ferrante was born in 1982 and began playing at the age of 8. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College before earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Royal College of Music in London as a student of Leonid Gorokhov. She continued her studies at Michigan State University where she completed her Doctorate in Musical Arts degree as a full scholarship teaching assistant, studying with Suren Bagratuni, in 2010.
Paloma has benefited under the guidance of cellists in master class including Gary Hoffman, Natalie Clein, Steven Isserlis, Phillipe Müller, Jérôme Pernoo, and at the prestigious Piatigorsky Seminar with Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Natalia Gutman, and Nathaniel Rosen. As a chamber musician she received coaching from members of the Chilingirian and Emerson Quartets.
Paloma frequently collaborates as a chamber and studio musician with musicians of different musical genres throughout the NYC area and performs with ensembles such as the New York Chamber Orchestra, the New England Symphonic Ensemble, among others.
As a Suzuki teacher, she completed training in Suzuki Cello Books 1-8 at the School for Strings with Pamela Devenport and Books 9 & 10 at the LA Suzuki Institute with Avi Friedlander.