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 European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA Voyvodina),
Artistic Director of the International Isidor Bajic Piano Competition,
Executive Director of the Panopticum Musicum/Musica Ricercata Music
Schools and Southeast Europe Representative for the ABRSM (London).
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. Leljak has won several international piano competitions (Rachmaninov
Competition, Novi Sad Piano Competition) and has 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 recital pianist, soloist with
orchestras and 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.
Dorian Leljak frequently adjudicates international piano competitions
such as Cleveland International Piano Competition, Top of the World
Piano Competition Troms°, Parnassos Monterey, Young Musicians Enschede,
Scriabin Grosseto, Fausto Zadra, Neue Sterne Wernigerode, Carl Filtsch
Sibiu, Spanish Composers Las Rozas, Euregio Geilenkirchen, Baltic
Gdansk, Rotary XÓbia, Monopoli Barletta and Chopin Rome.