Belinda Viesca, a native of Mexico City and resident of the USA, completed her Bachelor's degree with Cum Laude honors in Cello Performance at the University of Houston. She has also achieved, with Magna Cum Laude honors, a Master's Degree in Cello Performance from Texas Christian University. She has done pre-bachelor studies in Mexico City, Maastricht Conservatory of Music (Holland) and Louisiana State University as well as post-graduate studies at the Boston Conservatory. In the fall of 2008, Belinda was awarded a full scholarship as a creative resident artist to develop her musicianship and cello playing at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada.
She has received Academic Honors from the United States "National Dean's List" in 2003 and 2004, the "Chancellor's List" in 2004, the "Phi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Association" in 2007 and the "National Scholars Honors Society" in 2007.
She has studied cello with Laszlo Varga, Andres Diaz, Rhonda Rider, Franz Van Der Grinten, Dennis Parker, Vagram Saradjian, Christopher Costanza, Jesus Castro-Balbi, Gayane Mntoya and Elizbetha Krengiel. She has studied chamber music with Jose Feghali, Harold Martina, Andres Diaz, Alfred Mouledous, Curt Thompson, Andrew Mark, Max Levinson, Judith Eissenberg, Janice Weber, Danwen Jin, Jayn Rosenfeld, Davide Cabassi and Henk Guittart.
Ms. Viesca has had master classes with Aldo Parisot, Phillipe Muller, Matt Haimowitz , Shauna Rolston, Richard Aaron, Hans Jergen Jansen, Anthony Arnone, Alvaro Bitran, Richard Markson, Stefan Popov, Owen Carman, Judith Gordon, Lila Brown, Max Levinson, Michael Block, Karen Basrak, Bion Tsang, Norman Fischer, Bayla Keyes, Audobon String Quartet, Shanghai String Quartet and the Saint Petersburg String Quartet.
Belinda has performed as a soloist in Mexico with the "Jose Pablo Moncayo" Youth Orchestra, "Vida y Movimiento" Symphony Orchestra and the Hidalgo University Symphony Orchestra in Pachuca, Hidalgo. She has given recitals in Mexico and the US. At the age of 17 won her first orchestra job (5th chair) at the Carlos Chavez Symphony Orchestra. She has played principal cello at the Jose Pablo Moncayo Youth Orchestra, "Vida y Movimiento" Symphony Orchestra, the MIT Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and the TCU Symphony Orchestra.
She has also been active as a cello professor. She tough Suzuki at the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, also, she is the former cello professor at the Preparatory School of Music at the Texas Christian University. At the present time, teacher cello at Highland Park High School in Dallas, The Figaro Academy of Music in Dallas and at the Music Institute of North Texas.
At the present time, she is studying with Andres Diaz doing post-graduate work at the Southern Methodist University. In Addition, she is the cellist of the Mexico String Quartet, Hathora String Quartet, plays as principal and co-principal cello at the Metroplex Opera Company, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra and as section cello with the Irving and Plano Symphonies.