Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
D.M.A., Cornell University
Music Education Degree, Musikhochschule Lubeck, Germany
Artist's Diploma, Musikhochschule Lubeck, Germany
B.A., Ankara State Conservatory, Turkey
Sezi Seskir received her first degree in piano in her native, Ankara, Turkey. She went on with her studies in Lübeck Musikhochschule, in Germany with Prof. Konstanze Eickhorst, where in 2005 she completed degrees both in artistic and pedagogical piano. Along with many solo recitals she gave in Europe, USA and Turkey, she also performed with various orchestras as a soloist, performing Schumann's A minor piano concerto Op. 54, Ravel's Concerto in G major and W.A. Mozart's K.414 A-major piano concerto.
Seskir completed her D.M.A. degree with Malcolm Bilson at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the use of tempo rubato in Robert Schumann's keyboard music, as well as historical keyboards and performance practices of the 18th and the 19th centuries. She has given several guest lectures at schools such as Oberlin Conservatory and Trinity College of London. She presented her work on Schumann at the King's College of London and at the Schumann-Haus in Zwickau at a conference, which celebrated the 200th birthday of Schumann's. Dr. Seskir is currently editing Schumann's op. 18&19 piano works for the Schumann complete edition.