Successful recital at the Teatro Colón
Buenos Aires, 24 April 2023
MOZART: Piano Quartets / Rondo Concertante (arr. Lazić)
Mozart CD on Onyx Classics // Making-of film "Time for Mozart"
“This recording will surely add to this Croatian pianist’s reputation as one of the leading players of his generation.”
BBC Music Magazine (on "Life, Love & Afterlife — a Liszt recital", Onyx Classics)
“Dejan Lazic is the real deal.”
The Sydney Morning Herald (after solo recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre)


New season 2024/25 on 3 continents, with 2 new CD releases & with new compositions!
Solo recital at the Schubertiade on 13 July 2024
UPDATE — Dejan returns to Japan twice in 2024: in May (Kyoto) & in October (Tokyo)!
Dejan’s Mozart arrangement “Rondo Concertante” on 16 May 2024 in Germany
NEW WORKS — the sheet music of Dejan’s new compositions is available here!
Canadian Premiere of Dejan’s “S.C.H.E.rzo” for orchestra on 27 January 2024
Dejan’s new composer page on Boosey & Hawkes • Sikorski website
NEW CD — Mozart’s Piano Concertos & “Rondo Concertante” • Out on 8 September 2023!



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 in 2009. 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 prestigious “OPUS Klassik” 2021 in the category “Chamber Music Recording”.

Dejan Lazić regularly plays with orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Hamburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He 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. In addition, he increasingly leads and conducts orchestras himself.

In the 2021/22 season Dejan Lazić was Artist-in-Residence of the Bavarian Radio’s Münchner Rundfunkorchester where he was featured in all of his three roles: as pianist, composer, and conductor. In 2023 he once again undertakes a tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer. In 2022/23 season he also debuted with Dresden, Stuttgart, Bergen, and Slovak Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as with Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Recitals take him regularly to venues such as the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Lincoln Center (New York), Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House, Forbidden City Recital Hall (Beijing), and to various European music centres and festivals. In the summer of 2022 he appeared anew at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival: in a recital and a chamber music concert with Sol Gabetta (violoncello), Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet), and Zen Hu (violin) where also his latest composition “Kaleidoscope” for clarinet (violin), violoncello and piano was premiered. Other chamber music partners include violinists Joshua Bell 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 and recorded 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, and has recorded it in 2023. 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 6 Mozart Piano Concertos, Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 – 4, and Haydn Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 11 were recently published by Sikorski as well.

Lazić’s most recent Mozart arrangement, “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” (“The Trout Pond”), which was premiered and released on CD in October 2018 and subsequently performed at various festivals in Germany. 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. He is currently working on his first Opera, as well as on “Chinese Fantasy” for violin and orchestra, Op. 22. In 2025 a special compositional project commemorating Dmitri Shostakovich’s 50th death anniversary is being planned together with Sikorski | Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers.

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.



Rachmaninov: Moment Musicaux op. 16, No. 1: Andantino (excerpt)