In October of 2016, Tonina travelled to Spain to perform at the National Auditorium of Madrid. She also performed her first showcase on March 30th, 2017 at the Ellas Crean music festival in Madrid and shortly graduated from Berklee College of Music earning two degrees. In January of 2018, Tonina opened for Grammy-Award winning artist, Lalah Hathaway in St. Louis. In April 2018 she performed at the Catania Jazz Festival in Sicily touring Italy & Spain. She was named one of NPR’s favorite new artists of 2018 & then listed as one of NPR’s top 10 artists of 2018. Her interpretation of “Historia de un Amor” was placed on president Barack Obama’s top songs of 2018. She now performs solo & with her quartet in St. Louis & around the world.