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Dejan Lazić


Dejan Lazić


Dejan Lazić’s fresh interpretations of the repertoire have established him as one of the most unique and unusual soloists of his generation. He appears with such orchestras as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, Danish National, Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and the Australian, Netherlands, and Basel Chamber Orchestras. Lazić enjoys a significant following in the Far East appearing with NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon, Sapporo Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic, amongst others. He has built close collaborations with some of today’s most sought after conductors including Giovanni Antonini, Lionel Bringuier, Iván Fischer, Andris Nelsons, Vasily Petrenko, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, Krzysztof Urbanski and Osmo Vänskä.

The 2016/17 season begins with Lazić’s debut with Boston Symphony at Tanglewood Festival, under Andris Nelsons. Return engagements include with Trondheim Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Helsingborgs Symphoniorkester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, and a European tour with Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer. The collaboration with BFO will also take him to the Far East where he gives four concerts in China.

With Channel Classics he has released a dozen recordings, including his critically acclaimed Liaisons series; the latest of which couples C.P.E. Bach and Britten. His live recording of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Petrenko received the prestigious German Echo Klassik Award. A recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto was also released to critical acclaim, for Sony Music. Lazić’s next release will be a solo recital disc of works by Franz Liszt, for Onyx Classics, appearing in spring 2017. As a recital artist, Lazić appears at such venues as Wigmore Hall, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and Melbourne Recital Centre. This season he will also give recitals at Gstaad Festival, in Germany and in the Far East.

Dejan Lazić’s compositions are receiving increased recognition, and he was recently signed as a composer by Sikorski Music Publishing Group. His arrangement of Brahms’ Violin Concerto as a piano concerto was premiered with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2009 and has enjoyed much ongoing success, at BBC Proms, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Hamburg Easter Festival, Chopin Festival Warsaw, in both Americas and in Japan. Lazić has performed his ‘Piano Concerto in Istrian Style’ several times since its premiere in 2014. He will have his first orchestral work, a tone poem entitled ‘Mozart and Salieri’, premiered by Indianapolis Symphony and Krzysztof Urbanski in spring 2017.

Born into a musical family in Zagreb, Croatia, Lazić grew up in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied at the Mozarteum. He now lives in Amsterdam.

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