2012-2013 Professional Concert Series
Almquist & Lee

Washington Conservatory of Music presents

Piano Master Class with Yukiko Sekino,

Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition winner

Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7 PM
Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812
FREE (donations welcomed)

On Friday, June 7, at 7 pm, Washington Conservatory of Music will present a free master class with pianist Yukiko Sekino, 2011 Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition winner, at the Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo Park, MD. Presented in cooperation with the DC Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, the class is open to the public.

Performing for Ms. Sekino at the master class are students from the Washington Conservatory and Mu Phi Epsilon DC chapter alumni.

Praised for her “thrilling, inspirational performance” (Florida Sun-Sentinel) and noted for “elegance of line, leaping energy” (San Jose Mercury News), Yukiko Sekino has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and Japan. She made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age sixteen, and has since appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the New World Symphony, Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Nova Vista Symphony, and Lakeside Symphony.

Gold Medalist of the 2006 International Russian Music Piano Competition, Ms. Sekino also received the Public Prize through audience vote for her final round performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. In 2010, she was a winner of the S&R Washington Award, which recognizes exceptional artists in the fields of music, fine arts, photography, film, and dance. As the winner of the 2011 Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Competition, she is currently giving recitals, concerto performances, and masterclasses throughout the United States. Other honors include the Jackson Prize at Tanglewood Music Center, JAA Music Award, and an Emerging Artist Award from St. Botolph Club Foundation.

Ms. Sekino 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 is currently an Affiliate Artist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and teaches piano at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.

The master class will take place in the recital hall at the Conservatory’s location in the South Arcade building at Glen Echo Park, next to Adventure Theatre MTC.

The Washington Conservatory is a community music school for students of all ages, offering an array of lessons, classes, and public concerts at both Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, MD and on Westmoreland Circle, in Bethesda.


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