Haruko Seki, described by Musical Opinion as "a pianist with an innate ability to communicate with her audience" has performed at many major UK venues including St John's Smith Square, The South Bank, Wigmore and Fairfield Halls. Internationally she has performed in Europe, America and the Far East.
An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Haruko completed her Master's, graduating with the Academy's highest performance award, Recital Diploma. The Times has referred to her playing as being "vivid colouristic strokes...bathed in tonal beauty... took one off into a world of serene enchantment." Her inspiration is derived from a cross fertilisation of poetry and music, having obtained her BA Degree in English literature prior to coming to the UK. She has competed internationally, winning First Prize in the USA's St Charles Illinois International Piano Competition, Croydon Symphony Soloist Award, Brant Piano Competition (UK) among others.
Haruko's broad repertoire as a Concerto Pianist encompasses over 30 concertos. Having spent much of her life in the UK, Haruko now sees opportunity to act as a musical channel between the British Isles and Japan and has recently completed a successful project in Japan promoting the works by composers of Britain and Ireland. She runs workshops creating opportunities for her students in the UK and Japan to study together. Haruko’s next project is to create workshops that reach out further afield globally.
She is recently appointed music director for British Music Series in Japan which promotes British music of all genre to Japan.
“a pianist with an innate ability to communicate with her audience, and an eagerness to share her own evident enjoyment in the music she offered... Her Chopin exuded both poetry and controlled panache... with a power and dexterity that revealed an impressively secure technique”(