Mirna Lekić


KHC-NEH Colloquium

During the 2021-22 academic year I served as a faculty fellow for the Kupferberg Holocaust Center's NEH Colloquium titled, Incarceration, Transformation & Paths to Liberation during the Holocaust and Beyond, curating a series of events that sought to understand the Holocaust and different forms of mass confinement through the lens of transformation. We investigated the gradual and subtle processes of liberty and loss, the processes that constitute transformation from the state of incarceration to one of liberation or freedom, and the civic and pedagogical implications resulting from such an inquiry. Organized in dialogue with contemporary issues, the series was aligned with the KHC exhibit, The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide.

Music Events:

Unheard Melodies with Pianist Renana Gutman

Cultural Landscapes of Confinement: Strengthening Vulnerable Refugee Communities at the Syrian-Turkish Border
(with composers Sahba Aminikia and Aleksandra Vrebalov)

​From Slavery to Revolution: Afro-Cuban Folkloric Drumming of Matanzas 
with Dr. Neeraj Mehta and QCC Percussion Ensemble





Live Music by Living Composers

Since 2019, pianist Nnenna Ogwo and I have curated Live Music by Living Composers, an annual showcase of new solo and chamber piano music taking place at Tenri Cultural Institute in Manhattan. This event also serves as a fundraiser for The Leschetizky Association.

Recordings of past concerts are available on The Leschetizky Association YouTube Channel.