Our musician-in-residence is Maki Sekiya.

Green Templeton College appointed world-class virtuoso Maki Sekiya as its first musician-in-residence in 2017. A Japanese-born pianist living in Oxford, she studied at the Purcell Music School in London and at the Moscow Conservatoire.

Pedro Stoeckli, winner of the Green Templeton College 2019 Photography Competition

Maki Sekiya, the GTC Musician-In-Residence for 2018-19Maki Sekiya, the GTC Musician-In-Residence for 2018-19Maki Sekiya, the GTC Musician-In-Residence for 2018-19

Maki has performed numerous recitals at Green Templeton since her appointment, including a truly memorable concert with St. Anne’s Camerata chamber orchestra in the iconic Radcliffe Observatory in 2019.

Conducted by Dr John Traill, the programme saw Maki performing solo works by Beethoven (his Opus 109 Sonata) and Liszt’s Campanella, followed by Mozart’s piano concerto no.14.

Maki Sekiya, Green Templeton Musician-in-Residence performs in the Observatory Common Room on 31 May 2019

Maki Sekiya and Rebecca Surender- 40th Anniversary of the Founding of Green College, 20 September 2019

Maki Sekiya with Green Templeton’s Vice Principal Dr Rebecca Surender

She recently gave a special virtual performance from the Radcliffe Observatory, recorded without a live audience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Maki played his Sonata No.16 in G, Op.31 No.1.

That was followed by Chopin’s 24 Preludes. You can watch her piano recital via YouTube on this page.