the trio



Jill Kaeding

Cellist, Jill Kaeding is known for her versatility in all mediums of music.

Jill's Biography


Faye Seeman

Harpist, Faye Seeman is the founder of The Kithara Trio.

Faye's Biography


Susan Saylor

Flutist, Susan Saylor is an active soloist and chamber musician.

Susan's Biography

The Trio

 The Kithara Trio have been featured artists on several "Mostly Music" concerts, and celebrated their 15th year anniversary in a noted concert at the Chicago Cultural Center with soprano Linda Dayantis-Straub. In 1998 famed London composer and conductor Sir Jonathan Willcocks composed “Sweet Music’s Power” for the trio and soprano Linda Dayantis-Straub, commissioned by the  Green Lake Music Festival in Wisconsin and premiered at that festival.

During the show’s prime, Kithara listeners could tune in to Channel 11 (WTTW) Sundays at 5PM where Kithara was heard live on “30 Good Minutes”. They were featured in the Christmas and Easter presentations on channel 11 with renowned storyteller Dennis Dewey and most recently presented a live interview on WFMT radio.

With two CD’s produced and arranged by the trio to their credit (“Beau Soir”, an evening of French Chamber Music, and “ Kithara Wonderland”, holiday favorites)and many arrangements of Kithara favorites published by Lyon and Healy Harps West, the group has risen to notoriety as the most unique and creative in their field. Their current CD project, "An English Country Garden of Music" featuring music from the British Isles, is slated to be released within the year. These talented musicians can be heard in many Chicago area musical ensembles individually, and continue their tradition of music-making together as a trio.