Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, violist Sheldon Person is a member of the Houston Symphony. Previously a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Sheldon has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and as a soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Sheldon is also an artist at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and the 2017 Zenith Chamber Music Festival.
As first prize winner of the 2005 Royal Overseas League’s Bernard Shore Viola Competition in London, Sheldon appeared at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. While a member of the Artea String Quartet, he performed at Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre, the Brighton Festival, Buckingham Palace, and live on BBC Radio 3. Sheldon has performed as a guest artist at the Texas Music Festival, Houston Public Radio, Musiqa, Rice University, University of Houston, and Michigan State University.
Sheldon holds degrees and certificates from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London), Indiana University, Rice University, and the University of Alberta.