Sezi Seskir

Sezi Seskir

Associate Professor of Music
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About Sezi Seskir


  • D.M.A. in Performance Practice, Cornell University
  • M.M.A. in Performance Practice, Cornell University
  • Music Education Degree, Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany
  • Artist's Diploma, Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany
  • B.A. in Piano Performance, Ankara State Conservatory, Turkey

Teaching Interests

  • Piano
  • Performance practice
  • Music history
  • Chamber music

Activities and Other Interests

Dr. Seskir has performed many solo and chamber music recitals in Europe, the USA, and Turkey, as well as with various orchestras as a soloist. Her experience performing on a variety of historical keyboards, including 5-octave instruments from the second half of the 18th century, as well as 6 and 6.5-octave instruments from the first half of the 19th century, enriched and deepened her understanding of the genres and repertoire of these periods. She has given several guest lecture-recitals and workshops at schools such as UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Princeton University, the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, Trinity College of London and Penn State University. She presented her work on Schumann at the American Musicological Society's (AMS) 2012 meeting, at the Schumann-Haus in Zwickau, Germany, and the Basel Musikhochschule in Switzerland. These last two presentations resulted in two articles, both of which appeared by Studio Punkt Verlag, in Germany and in Basel, Switzerland, respectively. Seskir recently edited Robert Schumann's piano works Arabeske Op. 18 and Blumenstück Op.19 for the Schumann Complete Edition and Bärenreiter publishing houses. Her CD of three Beethoven violin sonatas with Lucy Russell recorded on period instruments appeared in 2020 by the Acis label, which was received enthusiastically by reviewers. She is a co-founder of the Chamber Music Collective, an intensive chamber music program that takes place at the UC Berkeley and Bucknell University campuses.

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