The calendar of events at St Mary’s Church will be frequently updated to include ticketing and pricing details that are not immediately available, but will be posted as artists and musicians confirm.

There’s plenty of good music and entertainment to look forward to, so watch this space for details of times and ticketing.




7:00pm – 9:00pm

Maki Sekiya

Internationally acclaimed and multi award-winning pianist comes to Hay

Maki Sekiya is an internationally renowned pianist with a string of prizes to her name. Born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan, Maki began her piano studies at the age of four. Maki’s public career began in 1988, when the ten-year-old pianist appeared on Japanese television and later that year she appeared in several of the biggest halls in Tokyo. In 1989, Maki and her family moved to London, where she enrolled in the Purcell School and began studies with Professor B Kaplan.  Soon after Maki won two prizes at international competitions: First Prize in the International Competition in Senegallia (1991) and Third Prize in the Maria Callas Competition in Barcelona. Following these successes, Maki appeared in numerous solo and concerto concerts throughout the UK, as well as Israel.  In 1996, Maki moved to Russia and entered the Moscow State Conservatory, studying under Professor G Gornostaeva. Upon graduation she began post-graduate studies at the Conservatory under Prof M Olenev.  Since moving to Russia, she has continued with her concert career, making numerous appearances in concerts and festivals in Russia, Ukraine, Japan, Bulgaria and the UK.  She has likewise continued to earn prizes in competitions – including First Prize in the Music and Earth International Competition (Bulgaria 2001) and 5th Prize in the Tbilisi International Piano Competition (Georgia 2001), and First Prize in the ‘Sailer’ Competition (Bulgaria 2003). Maki possesses impressive technique and keen musical instincts; she performs works of a broad reportorial range, from Mozart to 20th century masterworks by Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky, as well as more contemporary works – including a work by fellow Moscow State Conservatory student Dilyara Gabitova, leading Russian composer Sergey Pavlenko and renowned Japanese composer Somei Satoh.


Byrd:  The Bells

Tippett:  Sonata No 2

Haydn:  Sonata in C minor N33 Hob. XVI: 20


Debussy:   Preludes Book 1

Tickets: £15 (students £7.50)

Tickets are also available from the Tourist Bureau, Oxford Road, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DG – and at the door if still available. Doors open at 6.30pm.