posted January 23, 2012

Guest Pianist Dorian Leljak Performs on Monday, Feb. 6

Guest artist Dorian Leljak will present a piano recital on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope College in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The program will include the “Prelude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 45,” “Mazurka in C sharp Minor, Op. 63, Nr. 3,” “Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 33, Nr. 4,” “Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, Nr. 1,” “Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, Nr. 2” and “Barcarolle, Op. 60,” all composed by Frédéric Chopin, and the “Sonata No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 (Second Version), Allegro agitato, Non allegro, Allegro molto,” by Sergei Rachmaninov.

Leljak has won several international piano competitions, including the Rachmaninov Competition - Belgrade, Novi Sad Piano Competition. and has been awarded numerous prizes, including a University of Novi Sad Merit Award, and Yale University Mary Clapp Howell, Irving Gilmore and Parisot Prizes.

He has appeared in recital and with orchestras including the Windstrings Orchestra, Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonics, Belgrade Radio-Television Orchestra, Voyvodina Philharmonics, Yale Repertory Orchestra and many others. Leljak also 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.

Leljak is professor of piano at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and also teaches at the Royal College of Music in London. His previous engagements include teaching at the Yale School of Music. He has studied with Arbo Valdma and with Boris Berman (DMA, Yale University).

Additional information about Leljak is available online at www.dorianleljak.com.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.