Originally from Puerto Rico, cellist Joshua Sierra-Delgado moved to Virginia at the age of 13 and began playing cello at his public school. During his senior year of high school, Joshua was hired to perform in the pit orchestra for Gloria, presented by Sea World Parks & Entertainment, Virginia. This opportunity sparked his passion to become a professional musician. Joshua is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in cello performance at Loyola University, studying with Philip Von Maltzahn. He also previously studied with Allen Nisbet. Joshua performs regularly in the greater New Orleans area including Loyola University concerts, musicals and local freelancing. Prior to attending Loyola, Joshua competed in multiple competitions earning 1st Place Soloist with the Peninsula Youth Orchestra, Liberty Orchestra, and Woodside Orchestra. Joshua has been a guest judge for several all-city/state competitions, and a guest educator for Summer Institute for the Arts as well as Liberty Academy for the Arts in Virginia.