Violaine Padilla was born in France in 1983. She received her first violin lessons at the age of seven.
She studied at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris with Suzanne Gessner and at the University of Music Lübeck in Thomas Brandis’s class.
At the same time she gained experience of orchestral playing in the Orchestre Lamoureux and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester working with conductors that included Claudio Abbado and Philipp Jordan.
She has been principal violin in the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2008.