Winona Zelenka is one of Canada's finest cellists, known for her gorgeous, luminous tone and expressive brilliance. Active as a soloist, chamber and symphony musician, she electrifies her audiences with her impeccable musicality, superb technique and elegant style. "Some of the most beautiful singing… came from the cello of Winona Zelenka. Her opening solo…was breathtaking - floating with effortless musicality yet free of display or garishness." - National Post

A dedicated recitalist and chamber musician, Winona Zelenka performs across Canada and the U.S.A. Her debut as soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra was in 2006, playing Strauss's Don Quixote. In addition to numerous concerto appearances since then, she has appeared on many prominent stages and series, such as the Ottawa Chamberfest, and with the Zukerman Chamber Players at the 92nd St. Y in New York.

Ms. Zelenka is also a proponent of new music. Several composers have written especially for her, including Chris Paul Harman and Michael Pepa. She is featured in the soundtrack to such notable films as Atom Egoyan's "Adoration", István Szabó's "Being Julia", and the IMAX film "Under The Sea". Exciting new projects include films inspired by the Suite for Solo Cello by Gaspar Cassado, by Moving Head Productions.

Winona Zelenka made her concerto debut at the age of 13 with the Calgary Philharmonic, and appeared as soloist at Carnegie Recital Hall at the age of 17. She began her professional career at the age of 22 as assistant principal of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Ms. Zelenka has served as Acting Principal Cello of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Principal Cello of the Santa Fe Opera.

Learn more about Winona at her web site.