Assisting aspiring young artists

Cello

ANDRES DIAZ (Master Class)

Associate Professor-Cello at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University

Mr. Díaz graduated from the New England Conservatory and  currently plays an active role in chamber music performances with the Conservatory’s faculty. He served for five years as Associate Professor of Cello at the Boston University and Co-Director of the Boston University, Tanglewood Institute Quartet Program, resigning in September 2001. Mr. Díaz now serves Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University.

EUGENE OSADCHY (Master Class)

Professor of Cello at University of North Texas

Principal Cellist at the Plano Symphony & Dallas Chamber Orchestra

Eugene Osadchy is a Principal cellist with the Plano Symphony and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra.  He is also the Artistic Advisor of the Vetta Chamber Music Series in Vancouver, Canada.

HANNAH THOMAS-HOLLANDS (Private Instruction)

Hannah Thomas-Hollands began studying cello at the age of six.  She had her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 and frequently presents solo recitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  Ms. Thomas-Hollands obtained her Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012, graduating with the Dean’s Award and a minor in economics from Case Western Reserve University.  In Cleveland, she studied with Richard Weiss, First Assistant Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra, and was the principal cellist of the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, with whom she made several solo appearances.  Ms. Thomas-Hollands also performed with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, led by Gerhardt Zimmerman, and several other regional symphonies.  Apart from her orchestral studies, Ms. Thomas-Hollands has performed in masterclasses for artists such as Steven Isserlis, Bonnie Hampton, Gilbert Kalish, Peter Salaff, Donald Weilerstein, and Ronald Leonard.

BELINDA VIESCA (Private Instruction)

Belinda Viesca completed her Bachelor’s degree with Cum Laude honors in Cello Performance at University of Houston and, her Master’s Degree in Cello Performance with Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University.  Ms. Viesca has studied cello and/or chamber music with Laszlo Varga, Andres Diaz, Chris Atkins, Rhonda Rider, Franz Van Der Grinten, Dennis Parker, Vagram Saradjian, and many more.  Ms. Viesca has been playing in professional Orchestras since the age of 17 when she won her first orchestra job (5th chair) with the Carlos Chavez Symphony Orchestra. As section cellist, she has performed with the Moores Symphony Orchestra and the Meadows Symphony Orchestra. As principal cellist, she has performed with the Mexico National School of Music Orchestra, the Jose Pablo Moncayo Symphony Orchestra, “Vida y Movimiento” Symphony Orchestra, the MIT Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the TCU Symphony Orchestra, the Metroplex Opera Company of Dallas and recently, with the CCM 2011 Spoleto Symphony Orchestra and the Rome Music Festival Orchestra 2012.  

 

BRIAN SEO (Private Instruction)

Brian Seo is currently a section cellist in the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra.  He studies under Eugene Osadchy (UNT) and Steven Doane (The Eastman School), and has studied formerly with Amit Peled (Peabody Institute), Allison Wells (Peabody Institute), Timothy Eddy (The Julliard School/ Mannes School), Colin Carr (Royal College of Music, London), Rosemary Elliot (The Eastman School), Christopher Adkins (Dallas Symphony/SMU), and Richard Aaron (The Julliard School), as well as studied chamber music with David Ying, Philip Ying, Tim Ying (Ying Quartet), Daniel Philips (Orion String Quartet), Carol Ou (New England Conservatory), Barbara Sudweeks (Associate Principal Violist of Dallas Symphony), Ronald Neal (Violinist), Philip Lewis (University of North Texas), Julia Bushkova (University of North Texas), George Papich (University of North Texas) and The Claremont Trio (Julliard based).  Brian has won many awards, including 3rd Prize in Collin County Young Artists Competition (2010), Grand Prize in INPASS Music & Arts Competition (2010), 1st Prize in UNT Concerto Competition (2011), and Finalist in 1st Lewisville Lake Symphony International Concerto Competition (2012), as well as holding the principal postition in the All-Region 24 Orchestra, the assistant principal position in the All-State Orchestra and section positions in the YPO of the GDYO program.