Dejan Lazić’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, Chicago Symphony and Budapest Festival Orchestra. Lazić has built close collaborations with some of today’s most sought after conductors including Giovanni Antonini, Iván Fischer, Andris Nelsons and Vasily Petrenko. As a recital artist, he appears at such venues as Wigmore Hall, Gilmore Festival, Le Poisson Rouge in New York and Melbourne Recital Centre.
With Channel Classics he has released a dozen recordings, including his critically acclaimed Liaisons series. His live recording of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with London Philharmonic Orchestra/Kirill Petrenko received the prestigious German Echo Klassik Award 2009.
Dejan Lazić’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 he will have his first orchestral work, a tone poem, premiered in 2016/2017. He was recently signed as a composer by the Sikorski Music Publishing Group.
Born into a musical family in Zagreb, Croatia, Lazić grew up in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied at the Mozarteum. He now lives in Amsterdam.