Demetria Koninis, cellist, educator, performer and entrepreneur, has a dynamic Suzuki cello studio and traditional cello studio in the Saratoga Springs, New York. She teaches students ranging in age from 5 through adults at her home, in Saratoga Springs.
Demetria is a teaching member of The Suzuki Association of the Americas and has completed training in Suzuki books 1-8. She is also a member of The Suzuki Association of the Capital District and American String Teachers Association (ASTA). Her article “Suzuki Summit One Step at a Time” was published in the Suzuki Association of the America’s Journal in fall 2015.
In addition to teaching, Demetria is one-half of Spa City Duo, which performs at weddings and events throughout the Capital Region, Saratoga, Lake George and beyond. She and her violin-playing partner, Tania Susi, played on a newly released album “Awakenings” by pianist Andy Iorio. Demetria and Tania frequently perform live on stage with a Beatles cover band named Across the Pond. Visit the Spa City Duo Facebook page.
Demetria has trained with faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and Ithaca College. She performs weekly at Rita Grant’s yoga studio.
Demetria first appeared on an album when she played with guitarist and singer/songwriter Jeff Brisbin for his album “Unchartered Waters” in 2009. She has also played in Sage City Symphony in Vermont and Music Company Orchestra in New York.
When Demetria isn’t playing her cello and sharing her joy of music, she can be found skiing down a black diamond at Gore Mountain or instructing others how to do so! Demetria holds a Level 3 certification through PSIA (Professional Ski Instuctors of America) and has trained aspiring skiers for nearly 30 years to learn how to ski and race.