Doris Pridonoff Lehnert:
Pianist Doris Pridonoff Lehnert made her orchestra debut at age nine, and many triumphs have followed. She won the ‘UCLA Young Artists Competition,’ the ‘Pasadena (CA) Symphony Orchestra Competition,’ the ‘Music Teachers Association Competition’ the ‘Aspen Concerto Competition’ and the ‘Los Angeles Debut Award.
She studied on scholarship at both the University of Southern California and the Juilliard School of Music. Her teachers included such artists as Richard Buhlig, Lillian Steuber and the renowned Rosina Lhevinne.
Doris Lehnert is an Emeritus Professor of Music in Piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder, having taught previously at the Hartford Conservatory of Music and the University of Connecticut. She is considered one of the foremost teachers in the United States and received The Presidential Teachers Recognition Award from the Obama Administration, given by her student Presidential Scholar, Leann Osterkamp. She also received a ‘Citation for Teaching Excellence’ from former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm. In 1990, she was one of four faculty members at the University of Colorado to be awarded by the “Student Organization Achievement Recognition/SOAR” for teaching excellence. In addition to teaching, she enjoys a concert career that spans the international music scene. Professor Lehnert has appeared with many orchestras throughout the United States, and along with her husband, violinist Oswald Lehnert, performs in the Lehnert Solo/Duo. Together, they have performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America and the Far East.