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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 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, […]
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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: […]