Tonya Burton 2024

Wammie award winner for “”Best Classical Artist,”” violist Tonya Burton enjoys a diverse career of both solo and ensemble playing. She recently won third place in the 2023 American Prize for Instrumental Soloists and a track from her solo album won a 2022 Wammie award for “”Best Classical Song.””

An artistic leader, Burton is a core member of the Kinetic Ensemble, both performing and programming for the Houston based string orchestra known for showcasing diverse, under-represented and newly composed classical music. She also curates and performs with the Monarch Chamber Players, a group dedicated to making high-level chamber music accessible. She is currently on faculty at Sam Houston State University.

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