East Meets West - World Class Trio
East Meets West
Courtland Arts Council hosts event at Ada Lutheran Church
Courtland, KS – The Courtland Arts Council is excited to present on October 18, 2017, “East Meets West”, a trio of world-class musicians from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The venue, Ada Lutheran Church located in rural Courtland, KS, was chosen to accommodate the acoustics of the performance. Duo Kaspiana is made up of Diana Seitz (violin) and Maya Tuylieva (piano). The duo will feature special guest Esther Seitz (cello).
Duo Kaspiana is named for the Caspian Sea, which is located in the region where the Eastern world meets the Western world. Turkmen pianist, Maya Tuylieva was born and raised on the Eastern shore of the sea and violinist, Diana Seitz, from Azerbaijan, on the Western. It seemed only natural to perform together, when they met in Kansas, where Eastern US meets the Western. The mission of the ensemble is to introduce the music of their side of the world, since the music of their countries is a part of the world that is waiting to be discovered.
“A world-class musician with a strong following…” (Kansas City Star), whose performances are described as “exciting, powerful, energetic, noble and technically brilliant,” violinist Diana Seitz made her first public performance as a soloist with a chamber orchestra in Moscow, Russia, at the age of nine.
A pianist from Turkmenistan (former USSR), Dr. Maya Tuylieva was described as a profound artist, capable of commanding the attention of the audience with her inimitable sincerity and conviction of her performances by colleges and listeners around the world from Carnegie Hall to Japan.
Described as having a “lingering, singing tone” by the Kansas City Star, Cellist Esther Seitz made her solo debut as a teenager performing Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto with chamber orchestra at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX).
“By chance, the Arts Council was connected to Diana Seitz’ music and was able to bring a one of a kind performance to our patrons at the historic Ada Lutheran Church.” – Tanner Johnson, Courtland Arts Council President.
Ada Lutheran Church is located 442 Valley Road, Courtland, Kansas. Direction from Courtland: 5 miles south and 1.5 miles east. Directions from KS HWY 148: 1 mile north and 1.5 miles east.
The Courtland Arts Council is a non-profit organization supporting the arts in North Central Kansas. The Arts Center is located at 421 Main Street, Courtland, KS 66939.
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“A world-class musician with a strong following…” (Kansas City
A young pianist from Turkmenistan (former USSR), Dr. Maya Tuylieva was described as a profound artist, capable of commanding the attention of the audience with her inimitable sincerity and conviction of her performances by colleges and listeners around the world.
Described as having a “lingering, singing tone” by the Kansas City Star, Cellist Esther Seitz made her solo debut as a teenager performing Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto with chamber orchestra at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX). Seitz is currently an undergraduate cello performance major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Conservatory of Music and Dance studying under Professor Michael Mermagen. Other notable teachers include Carter Enyeart, Mark Gibbs, Hans Jørgen Jensen, and Julia Lichten. A young musician in demand, Esther has performed all over the United States. These professional experiences include performances at the Meadowmount School of Music where she was awarded a merit scholarship to study under professors Hans Jørgen Jensen and Julia Lichten, as well as the Endless Mountain Music Festival where Esther was awarded a scholarship to perform a series of six symphony concerts side by side with professional orchestral musicians from New York, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore areas. Esther is also listed on the Kansas City Symphony sub list.
Seitz has performed in numerous master classes for such prominent musicians as John Sharp, principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony, Keith Robinson, cellist of the Miami String Quartet, Ivan Chan, former first violinist of the Miami String Quartet, Steven Tenenbom, Violist of the Orion String Quartet and faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, and David Geber, a founding member of the American String Quartet and faculty at Manhattan School of Music. A budding new artist on the Kansas City music scene, Esther and her piano trio collaborated with the Kansas City Ballet for their “New Moves” production in 2016. Further delving into new projects, Esther participated in the annual Exchange of Midwest Collegiate Composers festival in Iowa where she performed newly composed works for professional musicians from all over the Midwest, as well as performed at the Electronic Music Midwest festival in Kansas City. Seitz has also performed with Kansas City’s professional new music ensemble newEar, and the UMKC Conservatory's new music chamber ensemble, Musica Nova, on multiple occasions. With these ensembles, Esther has performed many original compositions by up-and-coming composers in the Kansas City area, some of those performances being world premieres.
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