Recent seasons have included with extensive tours and concerts across Europe and South East Asia. The 2011/12 season saw Sermet performing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Lawrence Foster, the Seoul Philharmonic with Hans Graf and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra with Krzysztof Urbański. In June 2012 he performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Sir Roger Norrington both in Berlin and Istanbul. He has performed recital programmes at London's Southbank Centre, Paris's Cité de La Musique, the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Copenhagen's Tivoli, Lisbon's Dias da Musica, and at the Lille Piano Festival. This season Sermet will play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Orchestre Bretagne and Darrell Ang and will return to the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra under Urbański.
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; Dream and Nightmare followed in 2004 as a commission from the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and in 2006 there followed Sculptures 1 commissioned by İş Bank. Most recently his composition Réminisicènces II was premiered in Istanbul in June 2012.
Many of Hüseyin Sermet's extensive catalogue of recordings for Naïve, Harmonia Mundi and Erato have won major international prizes.
“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)
Hüseyin Sermet plays Beethoven with Orchestre de Bretagne
Lawrence Foster conducts China Philharmonic Orchestra
Hüseyin Sermet performs with DSO Berlin and Norrington
Hüseyin Sermet performs in Luzerner Sinfonieorchester's season finale
London Philharmonic Orchestra give acclaimed performance in Istanbul with Hüseyin Sermet