Standing ovation in the sold-out Hilbert Circle Theatre after the recent World Premiere of Dejan Lazić’s new composition, “Mozart and Salieri” – a symphonic poem inspired by Alexander Pushkin’s eponymous drama, op. 21! This work was commissioned and premiered by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of orchestra’s Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski on 28 April 2017 in Indianapolis (IN), USA. Other works on the programme […]
In October Dejan embarked on a tour of China with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer. On the programme was Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor and the concerts took place in Guangzhou, Xian, Beijing, and Shanghai.
On 21 August 2016 Dejan gave his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons, performing Piano Concerto No. 5 (“The Egyptian”) by Camille Saint-Saëns. The Boston Globe wrote about the concert: “The Croatian pianist Dejan Lazic dispatched this crowd-pleaser nimbly and with an almost elfin lightness of touch.” And the MassLive.com reported: […]
After Dejan’s London recital in January 2016 at the Wigmore Hall with works by Haydn, Schumann, Shostakovich, and Lazic, in spring 2016 he also gave solo recitals in New York, Melbourne, and at the prestigious Gilmore Keyboard Festival in the USA. This summer he appears at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Switzerland, in a duo recital […]
Dejan is on the cover of the newest Sikorski Magazine! In the interview he talks about his recent projects, such as arranging Brahms Violin Concerto as a Piano Concerto, writing and performing his own “Piano Concerto in Istrian Style” (op. 18), his Variations on “Hava Nagila” for flute and piano (op. 10), as well as the upcoming world premiere of his […]
Sikorski Music Publishers have just published the sheet music of Brahms / arr. Lazić: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra “No. 3” in D major (after Violin Concerto, op. 77). After the premiere of this work in 2009, and the CD release in 2010, Dejan performes this arrangement regularly with orchestras throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. In […]
Dejan Lazić about his composition „Mozart und Salieri“: “Alexander Pushkin’s ‘Mozart and Salieri’ is an exploration of the nature of artistic creation and as such it was a wonderful source of inspiration for me to set this highly dramatic (and fictitious) story to music. Naturally, in a symphonic poem, there are no singers to narrate […]
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. Rondo_Ausgabe 2_2018
This isn’t simply about retracting a review from the internet. It’s about web data hierarchy run by some major corporations that needs to be investigated. So I am questioning here the “modus operandi” of such corporations. During the past 25 years of my stage presence I have received all kinds of reviews (like every artist […]
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 […]
Some nice news for the composer Dejan Lazić: in 2009 he has completed his 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: Lazić […]
Dejan Lazić received the prestigious German ‘ECHO Klassik’ Award 2009 in the category ‘Best Piano Concerto Recording (20th and 21st Century)’ for his live recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra under Kirill Petrenko.