Pamela Hurtado graduated with distinction from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique and the Cortot Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where she studied with Réna Shereshevskaya. In 2008, as a Fulbright Award winner, she graduated with an artist diploma at the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, in the class of Joachin Achucarro. She has worked with soloists and composers including Henri Dutilleux and Philippe Hersant, and has been a prizewinner in international piano competitions including the San Sebastian Competition in Spain, the Montrond Competition in France, and the Santa Fe World Competition. She is active as a soloist in France, the United States and throughout Europe, and performs in chamber music with many soloists and in particular with Sébastien Hurtaud. The Japanese television channel NHK devoted a programme to the history of their partnership, which began at the Prades Pablo Casals Festival.