Book NOW for Maki Sekiya's Wigmore Hall recital (use link in Concerts)
Japanese pianist MAKI SEKIYA was born in Tokyo and is now resident in the UK. At the age of ten, she made her first public appearance on Japanese television, playing her own three movement composition. Shortly afterwards, she became a scholarship pupil at the Purcell School for Young Musicians in the UK. She quickly attracted attention, with an article in The Evening Standard and an appearance on Sky TV.
Even before becoming a teenager, Maki Sekiya made public appearances as a soloist and in concerti. She won the Senigallia International Piano Competition in Italy.
MAKI SEKIYA studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and graduated with distinction. She remained in Russia for her post-graduate studies. She won the Music and Earth International Competition in Bulgaria and the International Sailer Piano Competition, also in Bulgaria.
MAKI SEKIYA performs regularly in Russia, Eastern Europe, Japan and in the UK. She is currently Musician in Residence at Green Templeton College, Oxford.
MAKI SEKIYA has an extensive repertoire, ranging from the Baroque, through classical, romantic, and 20th century music, to the most recent works of today, including pieces written for her by Russian and Japanese composers who are full of praise for her interpretations.
MAKI SEKIYA also accompanies singers and instrumentalists and regularly plays in chamber ensembles. She speaks and writes Japanese, Russian and English.
Book now for her Wigmore Hall recital on Sunday 30 January 2022 at 11.30am - Skryabin, Debussy, Somei Satoh, Chopin (12 Études, Op. 25). - use link in Concerts below
BREAKING NEWS: MAKI will be playing live on In Tune on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 24th January at 5.00pm. The presenter will be Sean Rafferty.
“A vivid and utterly compelling performance” - Professor Bryce Morrison, critic and authority on piano performance
“Outrageously wonderful. She is a complete master and wonderful discovery.” - John Lubbock OBE, conductor
“Unmissable” - BBC Music Magazine -Maki's recital at Oxford Piano Weekend
“The recital was a complete delight: ... with [James] Gilchrist’s expressive and impassioned singing perfectly complemented by Maki’s combination of sensitivity and delicacy with power and virtuosity.” - Michael Proudfoot .
This is a short excerpt from the video filmed during lockdown in 2020, when Maki played Beethoven's sonata No. 16 in G major, Opus 31 No.1, and Chopin's 24 Preludes, Op. 28. For the complete recital, and other videos, click on more music videos below or on Music at the head of the page.