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World Premiere of Dejan's Piano Concerto in Istrian Style ; Debuts in Chicago & Warsaw

In July 2014 Dejan gave the world premiere of his own Piano Concerto in Istrian Style, op. 18 at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen (CO), USA, with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano.

 

In the left column's article, published in International Piano Magazine's November/December 2014 issue, he shares his experience of writing and premiering his first large-scale work.

 

Also this summer, Dejan gave the Polish Premiere of his piano and orchestra arrangement of Brahms' beloved Violin Concerto at the Chopin Festival in Warsaw.

 

And with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski he performed Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 2 at the Ravinia Festival, USA.



International Piano Series, London

This December Dejan will give a solo recital at the prestigious International Piano Series in London's Southbank Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hall).

 

His 'Double-Liaisons' programme will feature works by C.P.E. Bach, Britten, Scarlatti and Bartok.

Southbank Centre, London

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Southbank Centre, London



Recent concerts in Scandinavia

This September and October Dejan appeared with three distinguished Scandinavian orchestras, performing three different Piano Concertos:

 

With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski he gave in Trondheim (Norway) the Norwegian Premiere of his own arrangement of Brahms' Violin Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, with Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko he performed Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major in Copenhagen (Denmark), and in Helsinki (Finland) he joined forces with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgards and performed Brahms' magnificent Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major.

VIDEO: Excerpts from J. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgards (17 October, 2014)



Upcoming concerts in Benelux

In January 2015 Dejan will perform Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Ivor Bolton at the world famous Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

 

Also in January, he'll appear in Antwerp, Belgium, with Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra led by Gordan Nikolic, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor").

Amsterdam Concertgebouw


New CD release: Beethoven's Triple Concerto on German TV

Here you can watch a short film about the creative process during rehearsals, concerts and recording sessions of Beethoven's Concerto for Piano, Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra in C major, op. 56 ('Triple Concerto'). Cellist and host of Germany's beloved TV-show 'KlickKlack', Sol Gabetta talks to Dejan, violinist Giuliano Carmignola and the conductor of the Basel Chamber Orchestra, Giovanni Antonini.

 

The CD will be released in January 2015 on Sony Classical.

 

'KlickKlack'  *  Produced by: Alexander Hellbrügge

Author: Thomas Radigk  *  Edited by: Volker Gütlein

Production: Bavarian Television, June 2013.



Brahms / arr. lazic: piano concerto no. 3

In 2009 Dejan has completed a six-year-long project, an arrangement of the beloved Brahms Violin Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - after Bach and Beethoven, who arranged their own Violin Concertos as Piano Concertos, here we have now the third 'great B' in such an arrangement.

 

On 1st October 2009, Brahms / arr. Lazic Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major (after Violin Concerto, op. 77) had its World Premiere in the United States with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano. The live recording of this concert has been released in January 2010 and is among Channel Classics' bestsellers!

 

The UK Premiere succeeded at the BBC Proms in London on 11th August 2011 with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Vassily Sinaisky and the Dutch one at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in September 2011 with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra & Gordan Nikolic. In February 2012 Dejan performed this piece with the Residentie Orkest & Andrew Grams in The Hague and in Utrecht and on 2nd March he gave its Japanese Premiere in Sapporo with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra & Tatsuya Shimono.

 

The German Premiere of the piece followed promptly at the 'Ostertöne Festival' in Hamburg on 9th April 2012 with Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra & Simone Young. 

 

In spring 2013 Dejan performed this work also with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra & Krzysztof Urbanski and in September 2013 he gave the South American premiere with Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo & Lawrence Foster.

For more information, to order the CD, and to watch the Making-Of videos please visit: Channel Classics: Brahms / Lazic

Watch the trailer: YouTube