Dejan Lazić was born into a musical family in Zagreb, Croatia. Lazić grew up in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied at the Mozarteum. His fresh interpretations of the piano repertoire have established him as one of the most sought-after and unusual soloists of his generation. He appears with such orchestras as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Swedish Radio, Danish National, Helsinki Philharmonic and Australian Chamber Orchestra. He works with conductors like Giovanni Antonini, Iván Fischer, Andris Nelsons, Kirill Petrenko, Robert Spano, John Storgårds, Krzysztof Urbanski and Osmo Vänskä.
Dejan Lazic is also a passionate chamber musician. Recently Artist in Residence with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, he has given recitals at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Queen Elizabeth Hall, Munich Prinzregententheater, Washington Kennedy Center, in Montreal, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul and, last season, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Sydney Opera House. With Channel Classics he has released a dozen recordings, including his critically acclaimed Liaisons series; the latest of which couples together CPE Bach/Britten. His live recording of Rachmaninov 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 Lazić is also active as a composer. His works include various piano compositions, chamber music and orchestral works, as well as cadenzas for Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven Piano Concertos. His arrangement of Brahms’s Violin Concerto for piano and orchestra was premiered with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Spano in 2009 and was also released on disc in January 2010 to great acclaim. In summer 2014, Lazic gives the world premiere of his Piano Concerto, at the Aspen Music Festival, with Robert Spano conducting.