Violist Tonya Burton can be found performing in concert venues across the United States, China and Switzerland. She is passionate about bringing music into untraditional spaces and frequently performs at local libraries, schools, galleries, churches and retirement homes. An active chamber musician, Burton is a core member of Kinetic, both performing and programming for the Houston-based ensemble known for showcasing diverse, under-represented and newly composed classical music. She is also a founding member and curator for the Arco Ensemble and the D.C. based Natonya Duo.
Burton is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Maryland while serving as studio assistant to Katherine Murdock. She received a Master of Music from Rice University, studying with James Dunham, and a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Jeffrey Irvine.