Recorded in March 11 2020 rehearsal for March Concert which was cancelled due to Covid 19 concerns
W. A. Mozart
Concerto for Two Pianos
Keiko and Yukiko Sekino, pianists
Pianist Yukiko Sekino, frequently collaborates in chamber music and performs some of the most challenging twentieth and twenty-first century works.
Yukiko is the Gold Medalist of the 2006 International Russian Music Piano Competition and a 2010 winner of the S&R Foundation’s Washington Award. She is also a winner of Tanglewood Music Center’s Jackson Prize, the JAA Music Award in New York, and the Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Competition.
She made a debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age sixteen, and has since performed with the New World Symphony, Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and has given masterclasses in the US and China.
Between 2005 and 2008, she was a resident pianist of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
Yukiko is a graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School, and holds a doctoral degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her teachers include Gilbert Kalish, Seymour Lipkin, Robert Levin, and Eda Shlyam. She currently teaches piano at MIT and the New England Conservatory Prep School
Pianist Keiko Sekino has shared the stage with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Daedalus Quartet, Enso Quartet, Peabody Trio, and the Los Angeles Piano Quartet. Keiko has also received an artistic fellowship from the La Gesse Foundation, and grants from the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation to pursue further studies in Italy and France. She has won first prizes in the Yale Friends of Music Recital Competition and the Commonwealth Competition for Young Pianists. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Sekino served as a pianist for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
Keiko completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and holds additional degrees from Yale University in economics and music. She serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Applied Piano Studies at the East Carolina University School of Music, Greenville, North Carolina.