Hüseyin Sermet
Piano / Composer

“Most impressive was Sermet’s delicacy and his remarkable ability to terrace his tone to elucidate textures… A remarkable, memorable recital.” (International Piano)

Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Tuğçe Tez +44 (0)20 3725 9148

Biography

Hüseyin Sermet’s recent performances have included concerts with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Peter Inkinen), Trondheim Symfoniorkester and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (both under Krzysztof Urbański), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Sir Roger Norrington), Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (Michel Plasson), Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Sir Neville Marriner) and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai (Tito Ceccherini).

Hüseyin Sermet’s recent performances have included concerts with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Peter Inkinen), Trondheim Symfoniorkester and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (both under Krzysztof Urbański), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Sir Roger Norrington), Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (Michel Plasson), Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Sir Neville Marriner) and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai (Tito Ceccherini).

Equally active as a composer, Sermet's first major composition Réminiscènce 1 was premiered at the Empéri Festival in 1997 and broadcast live by France Musique. A commission from Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Dream and Nightmare, was premiered in 2004, and in 2006 there followed Sculptures 1, commissioned by İş Bank. Most recently, Réminiscènces II received its premiere in Istanbul in May 2012.

Many of Hüseyin Sermet's numerous recordings for Naïve, harmonia mundi and Erato have won major international prizes, including his disc of Ravel's solo piano works, three discs devoted to Alkan (all winning a Diapason d’Or de l'Année), a selection of Schubert’s works for four hands with Maria João Pires and a recording of Liszt's Piano Sonata and late works.

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Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Tuğçe Tez +44 (0)20 3725 9148

Reviews

“Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 is the realm of lyricism and detail - Sermet interprets its transparencies with liquid tone and great agility. The scales flow luminous and light; here and there the startling chords, played with strength, are like signposts, elements of contrast - to then quickly return to the gentle game of lightness and cantabile playing.  Rock solid trills, amazing sudden pianos in those passages where Beethoven's piano becomes as light as a musical box, tinkling as if by magic” (La Stampa, November 2010)

“Most impressive was Sermet’s delicacy and his remarkable ability to terrace his tone to elucidate textures… A remarkable, memorable recital.” (International Piano, April 2010)

“Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 is the realm of lyricism and detail - Sermet interprets its transparencies with liquid tone and great agility. The scales flow luminous and light; here and there the startling chords, played with strength, are like signposts, elements of contrast - to then quickly return to the gentle game of lightness and cantabile playing.  Rock solid trills, amazing sudden pianos in those passages where Beethoven's piano becomes as light as a musical box, tinkling as if by magic” (La Stampa, November 2010)

“Most impressive was Sermet’s delicacy and his remarkable ability to terrace his tone to elucidate textures… A remarkable, memorable recital.” (International Piano, April 2010)

Discography

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