Haruko Seki, piano

Winner of the First Prize in the St Charles Illinois (USA) International Piano Competition in 1997, Haruko Seki made her London debut at St. John's, Smith Square to outstanding reviews in 1985, as a result of which she was invited to perform Beethoven's Emperor concerto with the Orchestra of St. John's, Smith Square. She has since then performed widely in Britain and Japan and has recorded for television in Germany and also for BBC Radio. Her repertoire is wide-ranging and includes neglected areas such as Saint-Saëns piano works.

Haruko Seki studied with Christopher Elton and Piers Lane at the Royal Academy of Music, and has worked with a number of other teachers both in the UK and in Japan. She graduated from the RAM in 1992 with the Recital Diploma (the Academy's highest award for performance) also gaining the prestigious Walter MacFarren Piano Prize and Hodgson Scholarship.

Haruko's plans for 2000 include numerous recitals across the UK, a major recital tour of Spain, and performances in the Schoenberg Hall, Vienna and in Japan. In 2001 she has been invited to give a broadcast recital in the USA under the auspices of the Dame Myra Hess Trust.

In January 2000 she recorded a CD of rarely performed works by Saint-Saëns.



Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra