Dejan Lazic’s fresh interpretations of the repertoire have
established him as one of the most unique and unusual soloists of his
generation. He appears with such orchestras as the Budapest Festival Orchestra,
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg,
Netherlands Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic,
Swedish Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Atlanta
Symphony, and the Australian, Netherlands, and Basel Chamber Orchestras. Lazic
enjoys a significant following in the Far East appearing with NHK Symphony,
Yomiuri Nippon, Sapporo Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and Hong Kong
Philharmonic, amongst others. He has built close collaborations with some of
today’s most sought after conductors including Giovanni Antonini, Iván Fischer,
Andris Nelsons, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, and Krzysztof Urbanski.
The 2016/17 season began with Lazic’s debut with Boston
Symphony at Tanglewood Music Festival, under Andris Nelsons. Return engagements
include Konzerthausorchester Berlin and a European tour with Budapest Festival
Orchestra under Iván Fischer. The collaboration with BFO will also take him to
the Far East where he gives four concerts in China.
With Channel Classics he has released a dozen recordings,
including his critically acclaimed "Liaisons” series; the latest of which
couples together C.P.E. Bach and Britten. His live recording of Rachmaninov's
Piano Concerto No. 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Petrenko received
the prestigious German Echo Klassik Award. A recording of the Beethoven Triple
Concerto was also released to critical acclaim, for Sony Music. Lazic’s next
release will be a solo recital disc of works by Franz Liszt, for Onyx Classics,
appearing in spring 2017.
As a recital artist, Lazic appears at such venues as Wigmore
Hall, Schubertiade Hohenems in Austria, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Melbourne
Recital Centre, Gilmore Keyboard Festival and "Le Poisson Rouge” in New York.
This season he will also give recitals at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, in
Germany and in the Far East.
Dejan Lazic’s compositions are receiving increased
recognition, and he was recently signed as a composer by Sikorski Music
Publishing Group. He is the latest contemporary composer to join the ranks of
esteemed names in the Sikorski catalogue, such as Shostakovich, Prokofiev,
Khatchaturian and Shchedrin, amongst many others. His arrangement of Brahms’
Violin Concerto as a piano concerto was premiered with the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra in 2009, it was recently also published by Sikorski, and has enjoyed
much ongoing success, at BBC Proms, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Hamburg Easter
Festival, Chopin Festival Warsaw, in both Americas and in Japan. Lazic has
performed his "Piano Concerto in Istrian Style” several times since its
premiere in 2014, further performances are already being planned. He will have
his first orchestral work, a tone poem entitled "Mozart and Salieri” (after
Alexander Pushkin), premiered by Indianapolis Symphony and Krzysztof Urbanski
in spring 2017.