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Dejan releases his Online Piano Course on Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata

In partnership with Music Gurus and Masterclass Media Foundation, Dejan has just released his online piano course “Master Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven”. Here you can watch, learn and play this masterwork in over 2 hours / 20 lessons, advanced video features, mobile / tablet / desktop access, live performance from Amsterdam, and much more are […]

Artist-in-Residence with the Munich Radio Orchestra, season 2021/22

In the season 2021/22 Dejan will be Artist-in-Residence with the Munich Radio Orchestra / Münchner Rundfunkorchester. After a highly successful opening concert of the residency, in which Dejan conducted and played with the orchestra Piano Concertos by Mozart and Haydn, as well as his own Mozart arrangement “Rondo concertante”, he will return to the orchestra […]

Dejan’s recent Mozart-CD has been awarded OPUS KLASSIK 2021

Dejan’s recent CD featuring Mozart’s Piano Quartets and his own Mozart arrangement “Rondo concertante” (also recently published by Sikorski) has been awarded with the prestigious German prize OPUS KLASSIK 2021 in the chamber music category. Also featuring on the CD are Dejan’s longtime friends and colleagues Benjamin Schmid, Zen Hu (violins), Johannes Erkes (viola), and […]

2021 festivals & concerts with Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer

This summer and autumn Dejan embarks on a series of concerts together with Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer. Their two different programmes will feature a.o. Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major & Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. More information is available here: Concerts with BFO / Fischer

New Mozart CD released on Onyx Classics // Making-of film “Time for Mozart” (2020)

Mozart’s two piano quartets are both masterpieces and among the greatest chamber works in the repertoire. The Rondo concertante is arranged from the last movement of the piano sonata K333, which unusually has a cadenza passage, which lead pianist Dejan Lazić to make a version for piano and orchestra. On this recording a version for […]

Dejan debuted with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Jan Willem de Vriend

On 13 October 2020 Dejan debuted with the prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend in a benefit gala concert for the Alzheimer Center Amsterdam. The programme featured a.o. “Allegro” from Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E-flat major, K. 271 (“Jeunehomme”), with Dejan’s own Cadenza which has been recently published by Sikorski Music […]

Dejan’s 2020/21 season starts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg & Festival MV

In September 2020 Dejan will start the new season with concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. He will join NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester & Krzysztof Urbański to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major. They will repeat this program as the final concert of the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. More information: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Dejan debuts with the Spanish National Orchestra under Krzysztof Urbański in Madrid

In April 2020 Dejan will debut with the Spanish National Orchestra (Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España) in Madrid, conducted by Krzysztof Urbański. Together they will perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102. For more information, please visit the concerts page or click on the link below.

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 […]

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