2nd International Piano Competition

30 July - 5th August 2018
Brescia, Italy

Brescia Classica
2nd International Piano Competition

Paolo Baglieri is one of the most prominent personalities of his generation. Acclaimed as “a pianist that perfectly mixes his personal view with the composer’s ideas”, he is the winner of many international piano competitions. 

He has performed in Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Palestine, Israel and Chile for over 300 concerts in some of the most important concert halls: Taormina, Catania, Lucca, Rome, Turin, Pistoia, Bologna, Verona, Castle of Galeazza, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Brussels, Castle d’Ursel, Haifa, Jerusalem, Madrid, Santiago of Chile among others.

He has been the piano professor at the Conservatory of Music of Jerusalem and he taught in Pavia and Siena Conservatories in Italy. Invited as jury member of international piano competitions, as Treviso, Paderewski International Piano Competition, Madrid, Yerevan, Clavicologne, Malta International Piano Competition, German Piano Open Competition of Berlin, Eurasian Music Games of Astana, International Music Competition Moscow Piano Open, among others.

Currently he holds the position as President and Artistic Director of the prestigious italian academy Talent Music Master Courses of Brescia. He is Artistic Director of Talent Music Summer Courses&Festival. He is Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the “Brescia Classica International Piano Competition”. 

Born in Italy and graduated at Catania Conservatory, he took his following degrees at “Codarts – University of Arts” of Rotterdam and at Ecole d’Enseignement Superieur de Musique, de Danse et d’Art Dramatique “Schola Cantorum” of Paris. Major influences in his musical development were studies with Pavel Gililov, Gabriel Kwok, Benedetto Lupo, Boris Petrushansky, and Sergio Perticaroli.

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 Tromsø, Parnassos Monterey, Young Musicians Enschede, Scriabin Grosseto, Fausto Zadra, Neue Sterne Wernigerode, Carl Filtsch Sibiu, Spanish Composers Las Rozas, Euregio Geilenkirchen, Baltic Gdansk, Rotary Xàbia, Monopoli Barletta and Chopin Rome.