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.
During her studies she also joined several Master Classes with famous solo pianists, held by i.a. Hüseyin Sermet,
Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl. Since 2004 she has been teaching piano, correpetition and Chamber music at the
Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Tilburg, where she became in september 2017 Professor Hülya Keser.
In 2014 she started her own Piano Academy in The Hague.
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.
In 2011 she formed the “AYUR trio”, with which she has given several concerts and recorded the CD’s
“Transformations” and “Ayur” with works by i.a. I. Baran, J. Brahms, P. Tchaikovsky, F. Say, G. Altay, A. Piazzolla.
As a solo/duo pianist and in various chamber music formations as i.a. Keser Ensemble, Troika trio, Ensemble
Nieuw Klassiek (formerly named Rotterdam Chamber Esemble), she gives and has given a wide variety of
concerts in i.a. Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Finland,
Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,
Venezuela, Sweden, Switzerland. She played with i.a. with Candida Thompson, Raf De Keninck, Pei Pei Zhu,
Nizan Laster, the Ayur trio with Adelina Hasani and Paul Uyterlinde, Sevinç Keser, Şefıka Kutluer, Özcan Ulucan,
Jan Jansen, Julia Dinerstein, Mikhail Zemstov.
Concerts & upcoming concerts are with i.a. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the famous Alma Quartet – members of the
Royal Concert Hall Orchestra, Candida Thompson, Raf De Keninck, Nitzan Laster and Pei Pei Zhu. Further new
projects are planned with “Hülya Keser & Friends”, i.a. the Chamber Music Festival “AYıldız”, concert tours as
“Hidden Roads – Silk Touches” and recordings.
Spiegel im Spiegel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R_2sHUAFSk
Space Jump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zn82RU7c40
Sari Gelin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jhxr7ZcfF0