Dr. Mirna Lekic

Associate Professor

Born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mirna Lekić is a pianist and educator living in New York City.  She plays a wide range of repertoire that reflects her interests in intercultural music, historical performance practice, and contemporary works. As a recitalist and chamber musician she has performed in the United States, Canada and Europe, at venues including Carnegie-Weill Hall, Symphony Space, Chicago Cultural Center, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Théâtre de l’Ile Saint-Louis in Paris, and the Hall of the St. Petersburg Union of Composers and the Gorki Leninskiye Museum in Russia. Her performances are featured on Centaur, Furious Artisans, and Romeo Records and have been broadcast on WQXR, WNYC, WFMT, WPRB, KPFK, KALW, and Bosnian TV and radio stations. Most recently, she was a laureate of The American Prize piano competition.
Mirna's work has been supported by the New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Grant, Artists International Special Presentation Award, City University of New York Music Fellowship, NEH-Kupferberg Holocaust Center grant, and multiple PSC-CUNY awards. Recent pedagogical publications include two chapters in Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context, edited by Amy E. Traver and Dan Leshem. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan). She has also written for the American Music Teacher.
Mirna 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 a doctorate with a dissertation focusing on the music of Claude Debussy. She serves as an Associate Professor of Music at Queensborough Community College and as Associate Faculty in Piano at Columbia University. She has also taught piano pedagogy at Mannes School of MusicHer piano students have won recognition at various competitions, festivals, and Royal Conservatory exams, and have continued their studies at selective universities and music schools. In 2018 Mirna was honored with the CUNY Academy Henry Wasser Award for outstanding assistant professors. (www.mirnalekic.com) 

Email: mlekic@qcc.cuny.edu

Phone: 718. 281. 5026

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