LEJLA PULA – Piano
Lejla Pula is a distinguished Kosovo pianist. She completed her Piano studies at the Academy of Arts of the University of Prishtina in the class of professor Evgenij Koroljov and Ivetta Dimchevska. She completed the master studies at the Faculty of Music of the University of Belgrade receiving her master’s degree with distinction in 1986 in the class of the prominent Russian and now French professor and concert pianist Igor Lasko. With her rich concert career, with solo concerts, concerts with orchestra and her performances as a member of the chamber ensemble “Trio Kosova” (1981-1991) and currently as a member of “Balkan Sextet” and “Trio Vivo”, she has had successful piano performances in Kosovo as well as abroad, performing in Austria (Vienna, Graz), Croatia (Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Rovinj, Opatia), Germany (Bonn, Bingen, Bernheim), Albania (Tirana), Russia (Moscow), Ukraine (Sevastopol), Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis), Macedonia (Skopje, Ohrid, Tetovo), Slovenia (Lubjana) etc. She has performed regulary with domestic and international musicians at the Kosovo Chamber Music Festivals “Kammerfest”,” Chopin PianoFest”, “ReMusica” etc. She played with Kosovo Philharmony Orchestra at 2003, Triple Concerto by L. Van Beethoven. On 2007 she performed again with the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Europian Union the 4th piano Concerto of L. Van Beethoven. In April of 2012 in aclosing ceremony of the Chopin PianoFEST she played A. Skrjabin Piano Concerto Op. 20 fis –mol. In september 2015, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Kosovo Philharmony, she played as a solist 2nd Piano Concerto from S. Rachmaninoff. She played as a solist also with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra in 1986 and the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra in 2006.
Lejla Pula has also pursued an academic career since 1981 at the Academy of Arts of the University of Prishtina where she has been teaching Piano – Main Subject for 34 years. In the beginning of her academic career she was assistant professor to internationally distinguished piano professors such as I.Lasko, A.Waldma, I.Dimchevska, L.Shuica, N.Kecman,since 1988 she is ordinary professor at the Faculty of Arts. During her academic career she has graduated an entire generation of successful Kosovar pianists in her piano class. With her artistic commitment and continuous engagement in discovering and developing piano talents Lejla Pula has given a distinct contribution to the Kosovo pianistic milieu.