Dorian Leljak

Dorian Leljak has won several international piano competitions (including the Rachmaninov Competition - Belgrade, Novi Sad Pi-ano Competition) and been awarded numerous prizes, including a University of Novi Sad Merit Award, Yale University Mary Clapp Howell, Irving Gilmore and Parisot Prizes. He enjoys successful career worldwide as a pianist and has ap-peared in recital and with orchestras including the Windstrings Orchestra, Wyo-ming Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonics, Belgrade Radio-Television Orchestra, Voyvodina Philharmonics, Yale Repertory Orchestra, and many others. Dr. Leljak enjoys a successful career as a chamber musician, establishing collaborations with cellist Istvan Varga and Pianist Ninoslav Zivkovic. In 2002 he made his debuts in Carnegie Hall and Boston Philharmonia Hall.

Previously taught at the Yale School of Music, Dr. Leljak is Professor of Piano at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and frequently examines at the Royal College of Music (London). He has studied with Arbo Valdma and Boris Berman (DMA, Yale University).

Dr. Dorian Leljak is President of the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA), the World Piano Conference (WPC), the WPTA International Piano Competition (WPTA IPC), Honorary President of the Europe-an Piano Teachers Association (EPTA Voyvodina), Artistic Director of the Inter-national Isidor Bajic Piano Competition, Executive Director of the Panopticum Musicum/Musica Ricercata Music Schools and Southeast Europe Representative for the ABRSM (London).

Leljak frequently adjudicates international piano competitions such as Cleveland International Piano Competition, Top of the World Piano Competition Tromsø, Parnassos Monterey, Young Musicians Enschede, Scriabin Grosseto, Fausto Zadra, Neue Sterne Wernigerode, Chopin Mazovia Sochaczew, EWON Cheonan,

Carl Filtsch Sibiu, Spanish Composers Las Rozas, Euregio Geilenkirchen, Baltic Gdansk, Rotary Xàbia, Monopoli Barletta, Na-mur/Waterloo and Chopin Rome.

He has given master classes and lectures around the world, including the University of Pretoria, the South-African Association of Mu-sic Teachers, Conservatoire de Namur-Jambes, Chetham’s International Festival and Summer School for Pianists, Academy of Music Waterloo, Anton Bruckner Universität in Linz, Schloss Weinberg in Kefermarkt, ASIA International Piano Academy in Cheonan, EWON Cultural Center in Seoul, Scotch College in Mel-bourne, Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide, University of Western Sydney, major American Universities and many others.


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