Tonya Burton

Wammie award winner for ‘Best Classical Artist,’ violist Tonya Burton has been a featured artist for the Houston Viola Society, Texas A&M, Texas Lutheran University and has performed live on radio stations multiple times. Her recent solo album featuring the music of Max Reger recently won a 2022 Wammie award for ‘Best Classical Song.’

An active chamber musician, Burton is a core member of Kinetic, both performing and programming for the ensemble. She is also a founding member of Arco Strings as well as the D.C. based Natonya Duo. She has collaborated with renowned artists including Donald Weilerstein, Jeffrey Irvine, Katherine Murdock, Mark Kosower, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, Dimitri Ashkenazy and Richie Hawley.Tonya is a core member of the Kinetic ensemble, both performing and programming for the Houston-based chamber group and is also a founding member of the D.C. based Natonya duo. She is currently an Artist in Residence for the Collington Community in Bowie, Maryland.