Mirna Lekić


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On October 19th, along with three of my outstanding CUNY colleagues, I received the 2018 Henry Wasser Award. I am grateful to the CUNY Academy for recognizing my scholarly and creative activities, and for highlighting the arts and the work being done at our community colleges.

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I recently co-authored two chapters for 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).

This volume presents insights from five years of intensive Holocaust…

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I am thrilled and honored to be selected as one of the winners of the 2017-18 American Prize in Piano Performance!



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NEW RELEASE: Eastern Currents (Romeo Records 7320)

Ensemble 365's new album Eastern Currents (Romeo Records 7320) is now available on Amazon and iTunes.

Envisioned as a journey through contemporary Asian music, this album features chamber works written in the past forty years by composers from Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Japan and Taiwan.

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2017 New York International Concerto Festival

I had the pleasure of working with this group of accomplished young artists as part of the 2017 New York International Concerto Festival directed by Jahye Kim. 


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Between the Keys with Jed Distler

Tune in to WWFM (89.1FM) this Tuesday (6/13/17) for Between the Keys with Jed Distler. 

Episode 104: New Old and Unexpected II.

Featured pianists include Lara Downes, Susanne Kessel, Mirna Lekic, Spencer Myer, Gabriele Baldocci, Malcolm Binns, Cyprien Katsaris and more.


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Women Composers Festival of Hartford

After our performance at the 2017 Women Composers Festival of Hartford:

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Global Music Awards Silver Medal

Masks was recognized with a Silver Medal (Outstanding Achievement) in the Instrumentalist category by the Global Music Awards!


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Masks was released today on Centaur Records! Order your copy here.

Cover art by Maia Cruz Palileo (

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2016 CMS National Conference - Santa Fe

Memories of this year's College Music Society National Conference held in beautiful Santa Fe:








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Shastra Symposium

In good company at the 2016 Shastra Symposium:

Kupferberg Holocaust Center Colloquium 2016-17

  KHRCA Colloquium, 2016-2017
This year's colloquia, fund…

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Théâtre de la Vieille Grille - Paris

A souvenir from our sold-out shows at La Vieille Grille in Paris (July, 2016)


Intercultural Music Conference and Concerts

I look forward to performing as part of this great event (website). 

"Eastern Currents" with Ensemble 365

The first event in Ensemble 365's two-concert series titled "Eastern Currents" was listed by The New York Times as a highlight of the month-long  Composers Now festival and was praised by Frank Daykin of the New York Concert Review.


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Happy Birthday, Paul Dukas!

Caroline Borderies, Maud Aptekar and I celebrated Paul Dukas' 150th birthday by creating an original shadow play and piano production of L'Apprenti sorcier (1897). The program, designed as a triptych of didactic legends successfully translated into music, also featured Claude Debussy's preludes La C…

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New Teaching Appointment

I am pleased and excited to join the Department of Music at Queensborough Community College - CUNY as an assistant professor!

Music, Intertextuality, and Inter-Art Forms in Third Republic France

Upcoming presentation in Ireland: conference site.

Upcoming Conference Presentation

"Intertextuality in Music Since 1900" * Lisbon, Portugal  (conference site)

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