„... a powerhouse performer whose playing combines strength with beauty.“The Guardian
Dejan Lazićs refreshing interpretations of the piano repertoire have made him an exceptional and internationally sought-after artists. He plays with such orchestras as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Concert tours have taken him regularly to Asia, where he appears with orchestras such as the NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon, Seoul Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic. With conductors such as Iván Fischer, Giovanni Antonini, Andris Nelsons, Kirill Petrenko, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, Krzysztof Urbanski and Osmo Vänskä He has a good and close cooperation.
The 2013-14 season brings him back to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with which he can be heard under the direction of Andris Nelsons, both in Birmingham and on tour. He is a guest at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and plays for the first time with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. In the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, he will bring the two piano concertos by Brahms for performance. Furthermore, he makes his debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa, re-referrals lead him to the Indianapolis Symphony Orquestra Sinfonica do and Estada de Sao Paulo. With the latter, he will play the South American premiere of arranged by himself for piano Violin Concerto of Brahms.
In addition to his solo career Dejan Lazic is an avid chamber musician. Until recently "Artist in Residence" at the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, he gave recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, in the Prinz Regent Theater, the Kennedy Center in Washington and in Montreal, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul, in the Tonhalle Zurich, at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Sydney Opera House. This season, he is also a guest at the Four Winds Festival in Australia. Also he will be hosted by the Australian National Academy of Music concerts and a master class in Melbourne.
In Channel Classics, he has published numerous CDs, including the critically acclaimed series "Liaisons". The recent "Liaison" juxtaposes works of C. Ph. E. Bach and Britten today. His live recording of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Kirill Petrenko was awarded the Echo Klassik Award 2009. Coming soon a CD with Beethoven's Triple Concerto will be released by Sony Music.
Dejan Lazic is also active as a composer. His oeuvre includes works for piano, chamber music and orchestral works, as well as cadenzas for piano concertos by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. His arrangement of Brahms' Violin Concerto for piano and orchestra was premiered by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Spano in 2009. He played there including at the BBC Proms, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, at the Hamburger Ostertöne and in Japan. A live recording of the concert in Atlanta was released in January 2010 In the summer of 2014 he will bring the Aspen Music Festival under the baton of Robert Spano his Piano Concerto premiered.
Dejan Lazic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, into a family of musicians. He grew up in Salzburg, where he studied at the Mozarteum. He now lives in Amsterdam.
„His playing was elegant without being prim, flowery without lacking backbone, delicate while nurturing a firmness of tone. Clarity ruled, but warmth was ever-present. The Larghetto found him at his best; it stirred like lace curtains in a languid breeze.“The Orange County Register, Timothy Mangan, 01.12
„Lazić plays with palpable heart, with genuine spirit that derives entirely from the music itself, with dexterity, subtlety and insight that make this recital thoroughly compelling.“The Telegraph, Geoffrey Norris, 20.10.11
„The soloist was Dejan Lazić, a powerhouse performer whose playing combines strength with beauty.“The Guardian, Tim Ashley, 2.09.11
„Lazić’s bright legerdemain and cunning balancing of weight and measure was entirely convincing; his cadenza a kaleidoscope of transformations.“The Times, Hilary Finch, 15.08.11
„Lazić’s pianism rippling and sonorous, orchestral playing subtle and collaborative. I have never heard such an account of this masterpiece, every note picked out with telling inevitability.“The Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley, 27.05.11
„Lazić is a classy artist, with a fine range of colour, taut trills and immaculate fingerwork. […] There’s much of beauty in the Croatian’s reading – his quality of sound, especially in the quieter regions, remains one of the pleasures of his playing.“Harriet Smith, Gramophone Magazine, 05.11
Der Pianist Dejan Lazić feiert in dieser Woche sein Debüt beim Danish National Symphony Orchestra.... weiterlesen
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