Creative Disciplines and Mediums
I mainly perform as a classical violinist but also dabble in other genres including folk, pop, jazz, country, and modern. I also enjoy multidisciplinary collaboration.
Native Houstonian and Filipina-American Zelda Jones is the Director of Classical Revolution Houston, co-founder and violinist of Chamber Collective, and co-founder and violist of Mud Turtle Quintet.
Holding a Bachelor of Music from University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma from The Boston Conservatory, she has been active in cities across the US and abroad as a violinist, violist, and educator for almost two decades.
In the past, she has been an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a member of the Opera in the Heights orchestra, and a member and co-director of Duo Scordatura, a new music ensemble that culminated its eleventh season with an all-commissioned program at Carnegie Hall.
She has performed, coached, and taught in Germany, Italy, and Austria, as well as in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica with The Orchestra of the Americas during its Caribbean Summer Tour.
She also enjoys non-classical music, collaborating regularly with local musicians beyond the classical scene and making occasional appearances at Sofar Sounds Houston.
In addition to her previously mentioned roles, Zelda is also a private instructor at Art, Music & More and an all-season performer with local orchestras such as Baytown Symphony Orchestra and Brazosport Symphony Orchestra.
My mission is to continually discover and express my true voice through the process of art-making; to improve the lives of working artists and create more opportunities for them in the city of Houston; and to bring people together in multifaceted ways, both traditional and unexpected, through art.
Everyone matters, on and off stage.