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Esther Seitz

Cello, Rosemary and David Good Fellow

Cellist Esther Seitz was brought up in a musical home and was immersed in music from a young age. She fell in love with the cello at the age of eight and subsequently began her studies of the instrument. Seitz is now proud to be the third generation of professional musicians in her family. Currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Seitz holds a position as a Rosemary and David Good Fellow with the Minnesota Orchestra. She has had the pleasure of performing at venues such as Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Carnegie Hall, the Manhattan School of Music, the Riverwalk Center as a fellow with the National Repertory Orchestra, the Meadowmount School of Music, the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts with the Kansas City Symphony and the Teatro de la Reforma in Matamoros, Mexico.

A passionate chamber musician, Seitz is a founding member of the award-winning Bowery Trio which was formed in New York City in 2019. Their mission is to promote lesser-known works by composers of all races, ethnicities, and gender identities as well as to make music accessible to all. Recently, the Bowery Trio has been awarded multiple grants to support their current projects. Supporting organizations include Chamber Music America and Finlandia Foundation National.

Seitz is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (MM Classical Cello) and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (BM Cello Performance). Her teachers include Julia Lichten, Michael Mermagen, Mark Gibbs and Carter Enyeart. Seitz has also been chosen to participate in chamber coachings, festivals and masterclasses with artists such as Lynn Harrell, Hans Jørgen Jensen, David Geber, Josephine Knight and John Sharp, among others.

When Seitz is not playing cello, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and eating great food, drawing, being around animals and traveling.