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Biography

“Lazić plays with palpable heart, with genuine spirit that derives entirely from the music itself, with dexterity, subtlety and insight that make this recital thoroughly compelling.”  (The Telegraph)
 
Dejan Lazić’s fresh interpretations of the repertoire have established him as one of the most unique and unusual soloists of his generation. The Spiegel magazine noted of his Liszt recording for Onyx Classics: “Grandiose technique, dedicated and witty, whilst full-bodied and thoughtful: this longitudinal section through Liszt’s oeuvre is a gift, both for beginners and connoisseurs.”
 
For BR Klassik he recorded the CD “Istrian Rhapsody" (2023) with his own piano concerto partnering with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester under the direction of Ivan Repuši. His recording with Mozart´s chamber music, released by Onyx in 2020 was awarded with the “Opus Klassik 2021” in the category “Chamber Music Recording”. In autumn 2017 he performed on tour and recorded Beethoven’s own arrangement of his Violin Concerto as Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 61a, with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Gordan Nikolić. This CD was released in May 2018 by Onyx Classics. His live recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Kirill Petrenko received the German “Echo Klassik Award 2009”. A recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto was released for Sony Music in 2015. Dejan Lazić has previously released many recordings with Channel Classics, including a critically acclaimed Liaisons series; the latest of which couples together C. P. E. Bach and Britten.
 
Dejan Lazić regularly plays with orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. Lazić enjoys a significant following in the Far East touring China with Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, and appearing with NHK Symphony and Yomiuri Nippon, as well as Seoul and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras. He has built close collaborations with conductors including Marc Albrecht, Giovanni Antonini, Iván Fischer, Michael Francis, Andris Nelsons,  Daniel Raiskin, Thomas Søndergård, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, Krzysztof Urbański, Jan Willem de Vriend and Kazuki Yamada
 
Chamber concerts and recitals take him to venues such as Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Lincoln Center (New York), Melbourne Recital Centre, Forbidden City Recital Hall (Peking) and to festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival with chamber music partners such as Joshua Bell, Sol Gabetta, Andreas Ottensamer and Benjamin Schmid (a.o.).
 
Dejan Lazić’s compositions receive increased recognition, he was signed as a composer by the Sikorski Music Publishing Group in 2015. His arrangement of Brahms’ Violin Concerto as a piano concerto was premiered with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Spano 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”, Op. 18, many times since its premiere at the Aspen Music Festival in 2014. His first major orchestral work, a tone poem entitled “Mozart and Salieri” (after Alexander Pushkin), Op. 21, was commissioned and premiered by Indianapolis Symphony and Krzysztof Urbański, his Cadenzas for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 – 4 and Haydn Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 11 were published as well. Lazić’s most recent Mozart adaptation, “Rondo Concertante” for piano and orchestra (after the 3rd movement from Mozart’s Piano Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333) was premiered in June 2018 at the “Mainly Mozart” Festival in San Diego, USA, with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by Michael Francis. With four fellow composers Lazić composed the work “Der Forellenteich” (“Trout Pond”), which was premiered and released on CD in October 2018 and subsequently performed in autumn at various festivals in Germany. Lazić is currently working on his “Chinese Fantasy” for violin and orchestra Op. 22. His “S.C.H.E.rzo” for Orchestra, Op. 25, commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra was premiered with conductor Krzysztof Urbański on 17 January 2020.
 
Dejan Lazić was born in Zagreb, Croatia, into a family of musicians. He grew up in Salzburg, where he studied at the Mozarteum (clarinet, piano and composition). The early encounter with Zoltán Kocsis and Imre Rohmann at the Bartók Festival in Hungary was decisive for his artistic career, as well as the significant influence from Peter Eötvös. Dejan Lazić lives in Amsterdam.
 
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News

Dejan Lazić and Jan Willem de Vriend recorded a new Mozart CD together with the Bergen Philharmonic - with Mozart's Piano Concertos No. 23 & 14, as well as his Rondo Concertante in an arrangement by Dejan Lazić.

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Dejan Lazić's new CD "Istrian Rhapsody", featuring compositions by himself and other composers,  was released on 19/05/2023


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Biography

Dejan Lazić's fresh interpretations of the repertoire have established him as one of the most unique and unusual soloists of his generation.
Dejan Lazić regularly plays with orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra,  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.
Chamber concerts and recitals take him to venues such as Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Lincoln Center (New York), Melbourne Recital Centre, Forbidden City Recital Hall (Beijing) and to festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival with chamber music partners such as Joshua Bell, Sol Gabetta, Andreas Ottensamer and Benjamin Schmid (a.o.).
As a composer he is signed by the Sikorski Music Publishers. In this season his works will be performed in Europe, USA, and on his new CD.
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Dejan Lazić: Viennese Rhapsody   Mozart: Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397; Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 33
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight Sonata”
Schubert / arr. Lazić: "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" D 965
Brahms:  Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79 No. 1; Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79 No. 2
Lazić:  Rhapsody in Istrian Style, Op. 18b
Gstaad Menuhin Festival
Rougemon  (10.08.2022) - Live
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major  - 1st movement, excerpt Dejan Lazić (piano)
Iván Fischer (conductor)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Müpa Budapest (18/09/2021) - Live
Shostakovich: Fantastic Dance, Op. 5 / No. 2 Dejan Lazić (piano)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Müpa Budapest (18/09/2021) - Live
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 Dejan Lazić (piano)
Iván Fischer (conductor)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
National Béla Bartók Concert Hall (01/04/2017) - Live 
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.83 Dejan Lazić (piano)
John Storgårds (conductor)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Helsinki Music Centre (17/10/2014)
 
Liszt: TotentanzIván Fischer (conductor)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
(19/09/2011)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 9 in B Major - Scherzo  Schubertiade Festival
Hohenems (19/05/2011)
Interview Dejan Lazić with BR Klassik Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Sol Gabetta (cello)
Giuliano Carmignola (violin)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Kammerorchester Basel
BR Klassik - (2013)
Interview Dejan Lazić about his  arrangement of Brahms' Violin Concerto for Piano
Robert Sprano (conductor)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Channel Classics (2010)
 

Discography

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 14 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major K. 488; Piano Concerto No. 14 in E♭ major, K. 449
Mozart / Arr. Lazić: Rondo Concertante
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
CD: Challenge Records (2023)
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Istrian RhapsodyLazić: Concerto in Istrian Style for piano and orchestra, Op.18
Devčić: Istrian Suite
Matetić Ronjgov: Istrian Folk Anthem
Lazić: Alterations of the Istrian Folk Anthem
Dejan Lazić (composition & piano)
Ivan Repušić (conductor)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Croatian Radio Television Choir
CD: BR Klassik (2022)
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Piano Quartets / Rondo Concertante Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K478; Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat K493
Mozart / Lazić (arr.): Rondo concertante
Dejan Lazić (Musical adaption & piano)
Benjamin Schmid (Violin)
Zen Hu (Violin)
Johannes Erkes (Viola)
Enrico Bronzi (Cello)
CD: Onyx (2020)
Opus Klassik 2021 category “Chamber Music Recording”
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The London Connection Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major op. 61 (arranged as Piano Concerto )
Clementi: Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 40 No 2
Cramer: Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 62 “Le retour à Londres”
Gordan Nikolic (conductor)
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Cd: Onyx (2018)
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Life, Love & Afterlife - A Liszt Recital Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 18; Two csárdás, S.225 
Schubert / Liszt: Valse-Caprice No. 6
Mozart / Liszt: Confutatis Maledictis & Lacrimosa from W.A.Mozart’s Requiem K.626 in D minor
Wagner / Liszt: Fantasie über Motive aus Rienzi; Isoldens Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde"
Cd: Onyx (2017)
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Beethoven Triple Concerto Beethoven: Triple Concerto Op. 56 (a.o.)
Giuliano Carmignola (cello)
Sol Gabetta (cello) 
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Kammerorchester Basel
Cd: Sony (2015)
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Liaisons Vol. 3 C.P.E.Bach: Sonata in D Minor, Wq. 69; Sonata in E-flat major, H.78
Britten: Five Waltzes, Op. 3 for Piano; Fantasia in D Major, Wq. 117/14; Holiday Diary, Op. 5; Night Piece (Notturno)
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2011)
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Beethoven Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major Op. 58; Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight"; Piano Sonata No. 31 in A♭ major, Op. 110
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Richard Tognetti (conductor)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Channel Classics (2010)
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Brahms / arr. Lazić Brahms / arr. Lazić: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major after Violin Concerto Op.77 (World premiere); 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79; Scherzo in E-flat minor, Op. 4
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Robert Spano (conductor)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Cd: Channel Classics (2010)
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Rachmaninov Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor Op.18; Moments Musicaux, Op. 16
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Kirill Petrenko (conductor)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cd: Channel Classics (2010)
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Liaisons Vol. 2 Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2; Forest Scenes, Op. 8
Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 118
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2009)
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Liaisons Vol. 1 Scarlatti: Sonata in C major, K. 420 - Allegro;
2 Sonata in f minor, K. 58 - Fuga; 3 Sonata in F major, K. 82 - Allegro; Sonata in D major, K. 491 - Allegro; 8 Sonata in D major, K. 430 -
Non presto ma a tempo di ballo; Sonata in C major, K. 159 - Allegro (o.v.)
Bartók: 3 Rondos on Slovak Folktunes,
Sz 84, BB 92; Funeral March from symphonic poem ‘Kossuth’, Sz 21, BB 3; 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhyth
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2007)
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Brahms: Sonatas  Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Cello in E-Minor, Op. 38; Sonata for Piano and Cello in D-Major, Op. 78; Sonata for Piano and Cello in F-Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Pieter Wispelwey (cello)
Cd: Channel Classics (2007)
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Schubert Schubert: Sonata in B flat Major, D960;  Moments musicals, D780
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2005)
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Beethoven - Complete Sonatas & Variations Beethoven: Sonata in F major, Op. 5 No. 1; Twelve Variations in F major on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' from Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte", Op. 66; Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2 (o.a.)
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Pieter Wispelwey (cello)
2 Cd: Channel Classics (2005)
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Haydn BeethovenHaydn: Keyboard Sonata In C Major, Hob. Xvi:50; Keyboard Sonata In E-Flat Major, Hob. Xvi:52
Beethoven: Piano concerto no. 2 in b-flat major, op.19
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Heribert Beissel (conductor)
Klassische Philharmonie Bonn
Cd: Channel Classics (2003)
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Ravel - RetrospectionRavel: Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn, for piano ; Sonatine for piano in F sharp minor: Mouvement de Menuet ; Le tombeau de Couperin, for piano: Fugue; Valses (8) nobles et sentimentales, for piano (or orchestra)
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2002)
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Cello Waltzes 1
Chopin: Grande Valse Brillante In D Major Op. 18; Prelude No. 2 In A Minor Op. 28 - Lento;  Mazurka In B Flat Major  (o.a.)
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Pieter Wispelwey (cello)
2 Cd: Channel Classics (2000)
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Mozart: Retrospection Mozart: Gigue in G Major, K. 574; Fantasia & Fugue in C Major, K. 394 (383a); Sonata in C Major, K. 330 (a.o.)
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (1999)
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F. Chopin Retrospection Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op.35; 2 Nocturnes, Op. 32; Valse in C Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2; Valse in D Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (a.o.)
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (1998)
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Dejan Lazić & Zagreb Soloists play Mozart Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major K622; Piano Concerto in E flat Major K449
Dejan Lazić (Piano & Clarinet)
Zagreb Soloists
Cd (1991)

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