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US spring concerts 2020 in Florida & California

This spring Dejan will be back in the USA — and that on both coasts: first in Florida with The Florida Orchestra & Michael Francis, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, followed by “Mainly Mozart” Festival in California’s San Diego, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491 (No. 24) with […]

Shostakovich 2 at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam & on tour

In February 2020 Dejan will be back on stage in The Netherlands, this time touring with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra & Gordan Nikolić — performances include Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, on the program will be Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102. More information: Nederlands Kamerorkest

World Premiere of Dejan’s “S.C.H.E.rzo” for Orchestra on 17 January 2020 in the USA

Dejan’s latest orchestral composition entitled “S.C.H.E.rzo” for Orchestra, Op. 25, has been commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and will be premiered on 17 January 2020 in Indianapolis, USA, conducted by the orchestra’s music director Krzysztof Urbański. This composition of Dejan’s will also be published by Sikorski Music Publishers. Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra: “The ISO honors […]

2019/20 season highlights: Concerts on five continents, new compositions & CD release

This summer Dejan will perform at various summer festivals, at some he will also give masterclasses. Immediately afterwards he will embark on a concert tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti. On this eight-concert tour Dejan will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449, and in addition […]

After performances in USA & Australia, back on stage in Europe

After recent successful concerts overseas — in the USA (Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1, with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra & Krzysztof Urbański), and in Australia (Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3, with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Jukka-Pekka Saraste) — this spring Dejan is back on stage in Europe and embarks on a series of concerts in Croatia, […]

The new season 2018/19 begins at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with Rachmaninov 2

This September Dejan’s new season will begin at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with concerts on 15 and 16 September, featuring Sergei Rachmaninov’s ever popular 2nd Piano Concerto. Dejan’s partners are the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra & Marc Albrecht. Rachmaninov 2 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw

Dejan featured in BBC Music Magazine’s “Rewind” (May issue)

In the May issue of the BBC Music Magazine‘s “Rewind” column Dejan shares his experiences about three past CD-recording projects: “My finest moment”, “My fondest memory”, and “I’d like another go at…” Please click below to read this article as PDF file.

New CD “The London Connection” has been released

Beethoven’s transcription for piano of his violin concerto was made at the request of London based Muzio Clementi. Beethoven admired Clementi as a pianist and found his business as a publisher of use. Johann Baptiste Cramer was a composer and pianist also admired and respected by Beethoven and he settled in London . Both these […]

Dejan’s portrait in the new Rondo Magazine

“Volltreffer” Here you can read Dejan’s portrait and interview in the new issue of the German Rondo Magazine (in German) By Christoph Forsthoff Download pdf More about Dejan on Rondomagazin.de

Concerts in spring 2018 & World Premiere of Dejan’s new Mozart arrangement in the US

Following the recent CD recording (due for release on 18 May, Onyx Classics) and a successful series of concerts with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra & Gordan Nikolić (a.o. at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam), Dejan will return also in 2018 to several other orchestras with whom he has built special relationships over the years. These include: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, performing […]

Dejan performs his “Piano Concerto in Istrian Style” with Atlanta Symphony & Robert Spano

This October Dejan returns to Atlanta to perform his Piano Concerto in Istrian Style, Op. 18, with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and their music director Robert Spano. 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 […]

Liszt the pianist: A Gramophone podcast & interview around Dejan’s Liszt CD release

“In this Gramophone podcast, pianist Dejan Lazić explores the genius of Liszt, from his legacy as a virtuoso soloist to his extraordinary transcriptions of the works of Wagner and Mozart among others. The interview – with Gramophone’s Editor Martin Cullingford – also features excerpts from Lazić’s new recording on Onyx, ‘Life, Love & Afterlife: a […]

Video clip of Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 with Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer

Watch here the preview of Dejan’s performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, filmed live at the National Béla Bartók Concert Hall — Müpa Budapest on 1 April 2017, as a part of the recent European tour with Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer.

Cadenzas for Beethoven Piano Concertos have been published by Sikorski

The new publication is available now: Dejan Lazić’s Cadenzas for the Piano Concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven! Sikorski Music Publishers

Dejan Lazić’s symphonic poem “Mozart and Salieri” celebrates a major success at the world premiere in the US

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 […]

China Tour with Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer

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.

Debut with Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons

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: […]

Solo recitals in Europe, USA & Australia

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 […]

Sikorski Magazine cover feature

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 […]

Publication of Brahms / arr. Lazić: Piano Concerto “No. 3”

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 […]

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