Sunday, November 13, 2011

Top Serbian pianist performs in Manila

The Piano Teachers Guild of the Philippines (PTGP) and the UST Conservatory of Music will present distinguished Serbian pianist Dorian Leljak in a solo concert on November 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Philamlife Auditorium.

A multi-awarded pianist who enjoys a successful career worldwide as soloist, chamber musician, teacher and jurist in prestigious international competitions, Leljak has won several international piano competitions, including the Rachmaninov Competition-Belgrade, Novi Sad Piano Competition, as well as the University of Novi Sad Merit Award, Yale University Mary Clapp Howell, Irving Gilmore and Parisot Prizes.

He is a member of the jury at many international piano competitions including the Cleveland International Piano Competition (USA), Rome International Piano Competition (Italy), Enschede International Piano Competition for Young Musicians (The Netherlands), International Piano Competition in Namur/Waterloo (Belgium), Chopin Mazovia Piano Competition (Poland), Top of the World Piano Competition Tromsø (Norway) and EWON Cheonan Competition (Korea).

Leljak is a Professor of Piano at the prestigious Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia and at the Royal College of Music in London. He is currently the Artistic Director of the International Isidor Bajic Piano Competition, President of the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) and the World Piano Conference (WPC), President of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA)–Voyvodina, Executive Director of the Panopticum Musicum/Musica Ricercata/Omnibus Musicus International Music Schools, as well as the Southeast Europe Representative for the ABRSM (London).

For his Manila engagement, Leljak will perform Chopin’s Prelude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 45, Mazurka in C Sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3, Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 33, Nr. 4, Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1, Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2 and Barcarolle, Op. 60 and Rachmaninov’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 (Second Version).

For tickets and information, please call the UST Conservatory of Music (7314022; 4061611 loc. 8246) or PTGP c/o Melissa Taqueban (0917-8081497).

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