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Recent concerts in Europe

This spring Dejan embarked on a series of concerts in England, Finland, Norway, and Serbia: in Stavanger he performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (K. 467) with Stavanger Symphony & Jan Willem de Vriend, in Belgrade Bach's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major with Belgrade Philharmonic & Cristian Mandeal, in Manchester and in Ulverston he played Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Manchester Camerata & Gabor Takacs-Nagy, and in Helsinki on the programme was Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Helsinki Philharmonic conducted by John Storgards.




The highlights include concerto, solo recital, and chamber music performances across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Dejan's own compositions are scheduled to be performed as well...

Helsinki Music Centre

World Premiere of Dejan's "Piano Concerto in Istrian Style", op. 18

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.


Further performances of this concerto are already being planned!

London recitals 2014 & 2016

In December 2014 Dejan gave a solo recital at the prestigious International Piano Series in London's Southbank Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hall).


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


Dejan's next London recital is planned for January 2016 at the Wigmore Hall with works by Haydn, Schumann, Shostakovich, and Lazic.

Next 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 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 D major (after Violin Concerto, op. 77)

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.


In summer 2014 he gave its Polish Premiere at the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, in spring 2016 he'll perform it also in Düsseldorf, Germany, with Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra. Further concerts are already being planned.

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

Watch the trailer: YouTube