The Spa City Duo was born in July 2007. We've played hundreds of weddings in the Capital Region, mostly in Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Albany, Troy and Schenectady. We've been as far north as Saranac Lake and as far south as Altamont. We've played on top of a mountain and ridden on a ferry to a wedding on an island.
In 2014 we purchased electric violin and cello as well as a new Bose sound system. You can select between the classical style instruments or the electrified versions.
Tania Susi, BM, MM, The Juilliard School, is one-half of the Spa City Duo. Tania has travelled the world performing classically as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall in NYC to Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Tania has extensive classical training. Her musical tastes aslo include Jazz, Classic Rock to Modern Pop. In years past, Tania has played alongside artists such as Natalie Merchant, Bryan Adams (on MTV Unplugged) and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Tania also has an active violin/viola studio in Saratoga Springs, New York. Tania is a teaching member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and the Suzuki association of the Captial District, specializing in young children. She can be found having fun teaching adults and home school children at the School for the Arts at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs.
Demetria Koninis, cellist, educator, performer and entrepreneur, is one-half of Spa City Duo. She has performed in local community orchestras, such as Sage City Symphony, over the past 20 years.
Demetria has a dynamic Suzuki cello studio and traditional cello studio. She teaches students ranging in age from 5 through adults at her Saratoga Springs, New York, location. Demetria is a teaching member of The Suzuki Association of the Americas, The Suzuki Association of the Capital District and a member of ASTA (American String Teachers Association). She is on faculty at the School of the Arts at The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs.
When Demetria isn’t playing her cello and sharing her joy of music, she is 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.
Tania Susi (photo by Rob Spring)
Demetria Koninis (photo by Cindy Schultz)