Internationally recognized and locally acclaimed violinist, Una Tone enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.
Born in Riga, this Latvian native comes from a long line of classically trained performers, as her father is a former ballet dancer and now a successful photographer, and her mother is a celebrated pianist/harpsichordist and well-known educator. Ms Tone began her violin studies at the age of four and was accepted to the highly competitive and exclusive Emīls Dārziņš Music School in Riga, Latvia. In her first solo appearance with orchestra she performed the challenging Beethoven Violin Concerto.
Firmly established in her new adopted country, Ms Tone has become one of the top free-lance musicians in New York. She has performed with the Radio City Orchestra, the NY Pops, Opera Orchestra of New York, and the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra among others. She is a Concertmaster for the Metro Chamber Orchestra, the NY Symphonic Ensemble, the New Choral Society, and the Fontenay Chamber Players, to name a few. Her expert playing is often in demand from high profile entertainment names across musical genres and styles. Una has toured with Michael Bublé, U2, Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, Savion Glover, Il Divo, Brian Wilson and many others.
A veteran of the Broadway pit, Ms Tone has served as concert master in shows including Miss Saigon, On The Town, Les Miserable, Lion King, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Wicked, Ragtime, The Producers.
To be able to record music with Carly Simon, Diana Krall, and Tony Bennett and appearing on radio and television both domestically in the United States, and across European is simply a silver lining to her extensive, and long-standing career. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Conan O’Brien and The View.