A Triumph - "Oxford pianist Maki Sekiya's debut recital at Wigmore Hall ... was a triumph ..... was received with enormous acclaim by the capacity audience ....A wonderful recital and a great success for Maki! It was a privilege to be there."
Michael Proudfoot on Facebook
“A vivid and utterly compelling performance” - Professor Bryce Morrison, a critic and an authority on piano performance
"We are privileged to be here" Audience member at Maki's concert at Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford, 3rd December 2021.
“A real discovery… I have scarcely heard the church piano sounding like this.” - Pierre Moulinier, retired chief musical critic of Le Monde (October 2021)
“Unmissable...” - BBC Music Magazine - Maki's recital at Oxford Piano Weekend
“Outrageously wonderful. She is a complete master and wonderful discovery. ” - John Lubbock OBE, conductor
“Audience members were all in tears… ” - Irina Silivanova, a teacher in the Faculty of Chamber music at Moscow Gnessin Academy at Solo Recital in Kursk,
"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."
“I was absolutely stunned” - Professor Philip Ross Bullock, Fellow and Tutor at Wadham College, Oxford at Gala Concert
“The other revelatory experience of the evening was hearing Maki Sekiya play Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Sonatas No1 and No 2. As always with this extraordinary pianist, her technique was astonishing, vividly accurate and totally at the service of the music.” - Mel Cooper
“Shostakovich was mind blowing…” - Alexander Kan, BBC Russian service, art and culture correspondent, at the recital at Pushkin House.