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."

Michael Proudfoot 

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.
Maki Sekiya['s] pianism putting everything else in the shade... her playing of works by Japanese composer Somei Satoh that has us spellbound.” - Colin May

— Night Shift Magazine