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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.” 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. 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”. A recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto was released for Sony Music in 2015. 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 the 2021/2022 season Dejan Lazić is Artist in Residence of the Bavarian Radio´s Münchner Rundfunkorchester and he undertakes a tour with the Budapest Symphonic Orchestra and Iván Fischer. Other highlights include re-invitations to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Symphonic Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Festival, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, and the Wiener Kammerorchester. Dejan will work with conductors such as Ivan Fischer, Michael Francis, Marzena Diakun, Krzysztof Urbański, Daniel Raiskin and Jan Willem de Vriend.

Chamber concerts and recitals take him to festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival with chamber music partners such as Sol Gabetta, Andreas Ottensamer and Benjamin Schmid (a.o.).

Dejan Lazić regularly plays with orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, MDRSinfonieorchester, Chicago Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Hamburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Swedish Radio 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 Giovanni Antonini, Iván Fischer, Michael Francis, Andris Nelsons, Ivan Repušić, Thomas Søndergård, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, Krzysztof Urbański, Jan Willem de Vriend and Kazuki Yamada.

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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Biography

Dejan Lazić's fresh interpretations of the repertoire have established him as one of the most unique and unusual soloists of his generation.
In the 2021/2022 season Dejan Lazić is Artist in Residence of the Bavarian Radio´s Münchner Rundfunkorchester and he undertakes a tour with the Budapest Symphonic Orchestra and Iván Fischer. Other highlights include re-invitations to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Symphonic Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Festival, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, and the Wiener Kammerorchester. Dejan will work with conductors such as Ivan Fischer, Michael Francis, Marzena Diakun, Krzysztof Urbański, Daniel Raiskin and Jan Willem de Vriend.
Chamber concerts and recitals take him to festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival with chamber music partners such as 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.
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Dejan Lazić plays Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 Iván Fischer (conductor)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
(01/04/2017)
Dejan Lazić plays Brahms 2 John Storgårds (conductor)
Helsinki Philarmonic Orchestra
(17/10/2014)
Interview Dejan Lazić with BR Klassik Dejan Lazić plays Beethoven Triple
Sol Gabetta &  Giuliano Carmignola
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Kammerorchester Basel
(2013)
Interview Dejan Lazić Dejan Lazić about his arrangement of Brahms' Violin Concerto for Piano
(24/09/2011)
Dejan Lazić plays Liszt's Totentanz  Iván Fischer (conductor)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
(19/09/2011)
Dejan Lazić plays Scherzo from Schuberts B Major Sonata Schubertiade Festival Hohenems
(19t/05/2011)
Interview Dejan Lazić Dejan Lazić about his arrangement of Brahms' Violin Concerto for Piano
Robert Spano (conductor)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Discography

Mozart: Piano Quartets - Rondo Concertante  Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K478
Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat K493
Mozart: Rondo concertante
Dejan Lazić (Piano & musical adaption )
Benjamin Schmid (Violin)
Zen Hu (Violin)
Johannes Erkes (Viola)
Enrico Bronzi (Cello)
Cd: Onyx (2019)
Opus Klassik: Chamber Music Recording
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The London Connection Beethoven: Piano Concerto Klavierkonzert, Op.61a from the Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Clementi: Piano Sonate B Minor,  Op.40
Cramer: Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 62, "Le Retour a Londres"
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Gordan Nikolic (conductor)
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Cd: Onyx (2018)
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Life, Love & Afterlife - A Liszt Recital Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1; Csárdás; Les Jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este; Concert Paraphrase; Venezia e Napoli; Liebestraum No. 3 in A-flat
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Onyx (2017)
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Beethoven Triple Concerto Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56; The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43 - overture, Coriolan Overture , Op. 62 - overture
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Giuliano Carmignola & Sol Gabetta (cello) 
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Kammerorchester Basel
Cd:Sony, 2015
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Dejan Lazić - Liaisons Vol. 3Bach: Piano Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964;  Sonata in e flat major; Fantasia in G major, BWV 572
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 & No. 31
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Richard Tognetti (conductor)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Cd: Channel Classics (2010)
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Brahms / arr. Lazic Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major (after Violin Concerto Op.77) cadence by Dejan Lazić
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; Six 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; Waldszenen, Op.82
Brahms: Six Pieces for Piano, Op.118
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2009)
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Liaisons Vol. 1 Scarlatti: Sonatas K. 3, 9, 17, 58, 82, 135, 380, 459, 420, 430 & 491
Bartók: T3 Rondos on Slovak Folktunes Sz 84; 7 Skizzen Sz 44; Funeral Marsh Sz 21; 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm Sz 107
Dejan Lazić (piano)
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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Haydn BeethovenHaydn: Piano sonatas H16 Nr.50 & 52
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Heribert Beissel (conductor)
Klassische Philharmonie Bonn
Cd: Channel Classics (2003)
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Ravel - Retrospection Ravel: Preludes (version 1 & 2); Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn; Pavane pour une infante defunte; Sonatine; Le Tombeau de Couperin; Valses nobles et sentimentales; A la maniere de Chabrier; A la maniere de Borodine
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2002)
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Chopin - Retrospection Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op.35; 
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante, Op. 22; Nocturnes No. 9 & No. 10; Ballade No. 1; Waltzs No. 1, 6, 7, 9, 11 &, 14
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2002)
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Mozart - Retrospection Mozart: Different works
Dejan Lazić (piano)
Cd: Channel Classics (2002)
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Dejan Lazic plays Mozart Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major K622
Mozart: Piano Concerto in E flat Major K449
Zagreb Soloists
Dejan Lazić (Piano & Clarinet)
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Recital Programme

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