"A powerhouse performer whose playing combines strength with beauty." (The Guardian)


Dejan Lazic's fresh interpretations of the piano repertoire have established him as one of the most sought-after and unusual soloists of his generation. He appears with such orchestras as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Bamberger Symphoniker, Swedish Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic and Australian Chamber Orchestra. Lazic 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 regularly works with conductors like Iván Fischer, Andris Nelsons, Giovanni Antonini, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, Krzysztof Urbanski, Lionel Bringuier, Vasily Petrenko, and Osmo Vänskä.
 
Appearances this season include returns to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, both on tour and in Birmingham, under Andris Nelsons, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, where he performs both Brahms concerti, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and debuts with Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. Further afield, he appears for the first time with National Arts Center Orchestra Ottawa and will return to Indianapolis Symphony and Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, the latter for the South American premiere of Lazic's own arrangement of the Brahms Violin Concerto as a Piano Concerto. In summer 2014 he will debut with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Krzysztof Urbanski at the Ravinia Festival as well as at the International Chopin Festival in Warsaw, Poland.
 
Dejan Lazic is also a passionate chamber musician. Recently Artist in Residence with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, he has given recitals at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Queen Elizabeth Hall, Munich Prinzregententheater, Zurich Tonhalle, Washington Kennedy Center, in Montreal, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul and, last season, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Sydney Opera House. In December 2014 he will give a recital at the prestigious International Piano Series at London's Southbank Centre.
 
With Channel Classics he has released a dozen recordings, including his critically acclaimed Liaisons series; the latest of which couples together CPE Bach/Britten. His live recording of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Petrenko received the prestigious German Echo Klassik Award 2009. His next release will be a recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto for Sony Music.
 
Dejan Lazic is also active as a composer. His works include various piano compositions, chamber music and orchestral works, as well as cadenzas for Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven Piano Concertos. His arrangement of Brahms’s Violin Concerto for piano and orchestra was premiered with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Spano in 2009 and was also released on disc in January 2010 to great acclaim. It has since been performed by Lazic at the BBC Proms, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Hamburg's Ostertöne Festival, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in Japan. In summer 2014 he'll give the Polish Premiere of this work in Warsaw. Also in summer 2014, Lazic gives the world premiere of his Piano Concerto in Istrian Style, op. 18, at the Aspen Music Festival, with Robert Spano conducting.
 
Born into a musical family in Zagreb, Croatia, Lazic grew up in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied at the Mozarteum. He now lives in Amsterdam.
 
(Season 2013/2014)