Mirna Lekić

pianist

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THE AMERICAN PRIZE

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"

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

Cover art by Maia Cruz Palileo (www.maiacruzpalileo.com)

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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
 
FLEEING GENOCIDE: 
DISPLACEMENT, EXILE, AND THE REFUGEE 
 
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)

Viva 21st Century! on WPRB

Tune in this Saturday, December 27th, for Classical Discoveries' annual marathon of contemporary music. My performance of Andre Bregegere's Petite Suite will be broadcast between 10pm and midnight. You can listen on 103.3FM, or online at www.wprb.com.

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Masks - A Debut Album

Early next year, I will begin work on my debut recording titled Masks, an album focusing on lesser known piano works inspired by the world of puppets, dolls and Commedia dell'arte characters. This project draws on my doctoral research and reflects my affinity for this touching, beautiful and masterf…

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The American Prize Competition Finalist!

The American Prize announces its 2014 piano performance finalists: Piano Finalists Solo Division 

 

The American Prize celebrates American excellence in the performing arts. TAP sponsors a series of annual, national, non-profit competitions, selecting the best recorded performances of music in…

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