He has presented numerous concerts in Austria, Egypt, Germany, Holland, Italy and Turkey. In 1998 he won first prize in the national competition of the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra and subsequently gave his debut as soloist with this orchestra. In 2000 Sevki Karayel completed a concert tour in Holland with the Rotterdam Young Philharmonic under the direction of Arie van Beek, whereby he also debuted in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In the same year he was awarded by "Junior Chamber International" (Wirtschaftsjunioren) the Culture Prize of the Year 2000 in Turkey. Furthermore, he received a special prize for his outstanding stage presence at the C. Bechstein Piano Competition Düsseldorf. Sevi Karayel is also concentrating on teaching. Since 2008 he is assistant professor at the Robert Schumann University Düsseldorf.