Lejla started to play music at the age of six. She graduated from the violin department of the Faculty of Music in Skopje in 2001 in the class of Prof. Mihajlo Kufojanakis. During her studies she also worked privately with Prof. Leonid Peisakhov. Lejla also studied with Sihana Badivuku, Blagoja Dimchevski and attended masterclasses in Vienna for three consecutive years, additionally performing as a member of the Graz Chamber Orchestra during the summer months.
Her professional engagement with the Macedonian Philharmonic started after she completed her Bachelor’s studies, initially as a volunteer and since 2007 as a permanent member of the group of first violins.
“Music is a consistent part of my life, because four of my children play the violin. When we are at home, the sounds of the violin fill the greater part of our day and in the free time we enjoy long walks, enjoying the flowers and the clean air. The time spent with family is invaluable and irreplaceable. At home we often play the music from the ballet The Nutcracker and cook together, humming Tchaikovsky’s wonderful melodies…”