Dr. Mirna Lekic
Mirna Lekić is a Bosnian-American pianist active as a recitalist, chamber musician and educator. Praised for her “intelligent and sincere pianism” (Examiner), and “natural inventiveness and emotion” (Žena 21), she has performed in the United States, Canada, and Europe, at venues including New York’s Carnegie-Weill Hall, Symphony Space, World Trade Center, Chicago Cultural Center, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, and Théâtre de l'Ile Saint-Louis and Théâtre de la Vieille Grille in Paris. Her solo performances have been broadcast on WQXR, WNYC, WFMT, WPRB, and Bosnian TV and radio stations, and her debut solo album,Masks, hailed as "spellbinding" and "a beauty" (Fanfare), was released in 2017 by Centaur Records.
Ms. Lekić plays a wide range of repertoire that reflects her interests in historical performance practice, particularly works for fortepiano, as well as in new music, celebrated through commissions and premiere performances. A founding member of Ensemble 365 and Duo RoMi, she has presented premieres at the Queens New Music Festival, Princeton University Sound Kitchen, International Festival for Contemporary Performance, the Firehouse Space, Boston College, College Music Society Conference, Composer’s Voice series in New York, and in collaboration with Dr. Faustus and the Composers Now Festival.
A recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Grant, Artists International Special Presentation Award, and City University of New York Music Fellowship, Mirna has presented lectures and master classes at the Mannes College and Manhattan School of Music, and has served both as a board member of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York and the chair of its Honors Program Young Artist Competition. Her piano students have won recognition at various competitions, festivals, and Royal Conservatory exams, and have continued their studies at prestigious universities and music schools. Prior to her appointment as an assistant professor, Ms. Lekić served for six years as adjunct music faculty at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, where she taught piano, music theory, and history courses.
Mirna Lekić studied piano with Ursula Oppens, Irina Morozova, Vladimir Valjarević and Douglas Humpherys, and has participated in fortepiano classes taught by Bart van Oort and Malcolm Bilson. She graduated with high honors from the Eastman School of Music, the Mannes College of Music, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she earned her doctorate with a dissertation focusing on the music of Claude Debussy.
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