Viera Borisova, came to Florida in 1995 by way of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, Spain and the Russian National Symphony Orchestra. She eventually settled in Miami as a member of what was then the only full-time orchestra in S.Florida, the Florida Philharmonic. Upon graduating from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow with a post-doctorate degree,  she taught viola there from 1977-1982.  Performing extensively around the world as a soloist,  Ms. Borisova  collaborated with Symphony and Chamber orchestras in Russia, Spain, Cuba and United States. She has won several International Viola Competitions in Russia, Latvia, Hungary and Cuba. Her recording of the Shostakovitch Viola Sonata won the Gran Prix in Havana, Cuba.  She currently freelances with many of the existing South Florida orchestras . She continues to perform with different chamber groups in USA, Europe  and Mexico.

Member of the versatile Crosstown String Quartet  in Miami, member of the Viola Trio in the University of Zacatecas, Mexico, she  often performs music composed  for those groups .

She is sought after as a teacher of both violin and viola,  and at present teaches at Gulliver Academy and the Miami Conservatory of Music. She also maintains her private violin and viola studio.

Detailed Biography: Viera Borisova


  • Born in Moscow, Russia 1954
  • Married in 1979 to Hernan Diego, Artistic Director and Producer
  • In 1980, had a son, Anton Diego, who is awesome!
  • Lived in Cuba from 1982 to 1992
  • Lived in Spain from 1993-1995
  • Moved to Miami, Florida in 1995
  • Fluent in Russian, Spanish and English


1989 Teacher Classification of Assistant Professor Havana, Cuba
May, 1986
  • Gnesiny Russian Academy of Music Moscow, Russia
  • Intensive Course on Pedagogic Actualization and Development
  • Tchaikovsky State Conservatory Moscow, Russia
  • Post Graduate Viola Performance Honors Degree
1972-1977 Tchaikovsky State Conservatory Moscow, Russia Bachelor of Music Honors Degree. Specialty: Viola Qualifications: Concert and Chamber Performer, Orchestra Soloist, Music Teacher, Professors:
  • Feodor Druzhinin – Beethoven Quartet Founder
  • Mikhail Terian – Founding Principal Viola of the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
  • Dimitri Shebalin – Borodin Quartet Founder
  • Valentin Berlinsky – Borodin Quartet Founder


2004-Present New European Strings, Florida Grand Opera
  • Miami Virtuosi – Principal viola
  • Miami Chamber Orchestra – Principal
  • Virtuosi Camerata Orchestra – Principal
1995-2003 Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, Spain – Principal
  • Chamber Orchestra of Tenerife, Spain – Principal
1993-1994 Cordoba Symphony Orchestra, Spain – Principal
1992-1993 Russian National Symphony Orchestra
1972-1982 Tchaikovsky Conservatory Orchestra, Moscow, Russia – Principal & Soloist


  • Miami Conservatory of Music – Violin and viola
  • Gulliver Academy – Violin and Viola
  • Miami Virtuosi – Principal viola
  • Miami Chamber Orchestra – Principal
  • Virtuosi Camerata Orchestra – Principal
1995-1996 Florida International University – Adjunct Professor, Viola
1994-1995 Superior Conservatory of Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain – Chamber Music Teacher
  • University of Arts, Havana, Cuba – Program Director of String Instruments
  • Superior School of Music, Havana, Cuba – Viola Assistant Professor
1979-1982 Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Moscow, Russia – Adjunct Professor, Viola
1979-1982 Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Moscow, Russia – Viola Cathedra Secretary
1976-1982 Tchaikovsky High School of Music, Moscow, Russia – Viola and Teaching Practicum


1992 Medal For The Cuban National Culture
1987 Grand Award of Concert Music, Havana, Cuba – Long Play recording of Shostakovich
1987 Cuban Music Radio Award for Promoting Classical Music
1985 First Prize, International Festival of Chamber Music, Havana, Cuba
  • Third Place in International Viola Competition, Budapest, Hungary
  • First Place in International Viola Competition, Riga, Lithuania


  • Miami Philharmonic
  • Chamber Orchestra of Tenerife
  • Chamber Orchestra of Cordoba
  • Cuban National Symphony Orchestra
  • Russian Radio and Television Orchestra
  • Budapest Symphony Orchestra
  • Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra – International Tours 1972-1980
  • (Prague, Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon, Havana, Caracas, Bogota, Mexico City, etc)


  • Concert Tour – String Quartet
  • Florida International University – Duo with pianist Jose Lopez
  • Lynn University – Duo with pianist Jose Lopez and master classes
  • University of Miami Festival – String Ensemble
  • IV, V, VI Beethoven by the Beach Festivals – Chamber Concerts
Tenerife, Spain Series of Concerts – Duo with pianist Sofia Burugnon
Cordoba, Spain
  • Duo with piano – Stanislav Pochekin
  • Duo with piano – Pura Ortiz
  • Series of Concerts – Leo Brower Octet
Moscow, Russia Tchaikosky Conservatory Alumni String Quartet
Former USSR National Tours with Pianists: Georgui Fedorenco, Larissa Panteleeva
Nice, France Maeght Nights Festival – Leo Brower Modern Music Ensemble
  • National Tours with Pianists: Stanislav Pochekin, Ignacio Pacheco, etc.
  • Series of Presentations – Jose White Piano Quartet