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 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, Danish National, 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, Lionel Bringuier, Iván Fischer, Andris Nelsons, Vasily Petrenko, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, Krzysztof Urbanski and Osmo Vänskä.
The 2015/16 season contains such highlights as Lazic’s return to Royal Scottish National Orchestra, a two-week period at Indianapolis Symphony performing both Brahms concerti, concerts and recordings with NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, BBC Philharmonic, a return to Trondheim Symphony and, further afield, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and Adelaide Symphony. Towards the end of the season, he returns to Helsinki Philharmonic to give the world premiere of a new concerto by Jaakko Kuusisto, and performs his arrangement of Brahms’ Violin Concerto as a piano concerto with Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
As a recital artist, he will appear at such venues as Wigmore Hall, Gilmore Festival, Le Poisson Rouge in New York and Melbourne Recital Centre. He also will undertake trio performances with Sol Gabetta and Martin Fröst in autumn 2015, including at Schubertiade Hohenems.
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 2009. His next release will be a recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto for Sony Music.
Dejan Lazic’s compositions are receiving increased recognition. His arrangement of Brahms’ Violin Concerto as a piano concerto was premiered with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2009 and has enjoyed much ongoing success, at BBC Proms, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Hamburg Easter Festival, Chopin Festival Warsaw, in both Americas and in Japan. Lazic is performing his ‘Piano Concerto in Istrian Style’ (2014) twice more in the current season and will have his first orchestral work, a tone poem, premiered in 2016/2017.
Born into a musical family in Zagreb, Croatia, Lazic grew up in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied at the Mozarteum. He now lives in Amsterdam.