Composer. Percussionist. Paredes was born and raised in Lima, Peru. In search of a better education, she relocated to the United States at the age of 17, and settled in Florida. As a college student, she enrolled in music classes and began taking lessons from renowned percussionist Mike Davis. In 2008, Paredes transferred to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she continued her studies as part of the Rollins Percussion ensemble led by Beth Gottlieb, and as a student in Gottlieb’s masterclasses.
Paredes is a graduate from Rollins College, and holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from City University of New York – Brooklyn College, where she composed under the supervision of Douglas Cohen and Tania León. She has also been under the tutelage of composers Jason Eckardt and Morton Subótnick.
Her music has been performed and premiered in South America, Europe, Asia and the United States. Ensembles that have performed her compositions include the Rollins College Orchestra, the Brooklyn College Symphony Orchestra, andPlay, Black House Collective, JACOPERA, Vanguardia Perú Big Band, the YMCA Christian College of Hong Kong’s ensemble, and Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.