Hülya Keser


Hülya Keser began her piano studies at the age of six with Nadya Slavcheva, gave her first concert and was admitted in 1986 at the Russe Music School (B) by Diana Boteva. From 1989-1997 she continued her education at the Mimar Sinan Conservatory in Istanbul (T) with Prof. Hülya Tarcan, and at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts in Bilkent University in Ankara (T) with Prof. Ersin Onay and Prof. Namik Sultanoff.

She continued her studies during 1997-2001 at the Rotterdam Conservatory (NL) with Prof. Aquilles Delle-Vigne supported by the Turkish Ministery of the Culture and Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı of the Foundation Music Scholarship and where she received her Solo Performance Diploma. In 2004 she successfully finished her Piano Performance and Chamber Music studies Cum Laude, at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Tilburg (NL) with Prof. Jan Gruithuyzen.

Hülya Keser won several prices including the Svetoslav Obretenov Piano Competition (B), the Sophia Piano Competion (B), the “UNICEF Festival” in The Hague (NL), the “De Doelen Concours” (NL) and as a piano-trombone duo the “Prinses Christina Concours” and the best of five from the Prinses Christina Concours as well. She has also participated in Master Classes held by i.a. Hüseyin Sermet, Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl.

Hülya Keser gives Master Classes and performs as a soloist, duo piano and chamber musician in performances i.a. with Candida Thompson, Raf De Keninck, Pei Pei Zhu, Nizan Laster, the Ayur trio with Adelina Hasani and Paul Uyterlinde, Sevinç Keser, Jan Jansen, Julia Dinerstein, Mikhail Zemstov.