Serbian pianist Misha Dacić joins ACM Concert’s roster for worldwide management. After his American debut at the Discovery Series of the Miami International Piano Festival, Misha Dacić quickly became a sought-after soloist who captured audiences throughout the United States performing in venues such as Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series in Chicago, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Steinway Hall New York, Xavier Classical Piano Series in Cincinnati, Frederic Chopin Society’s Concert Series in Minneapolis, among numerous others.
Misha Dacić appeared in solo recitals as well as a guest soloist throughout Central and South America, Europe, Russia, Middle East and Japan. He performed at the Martha Argerich Project Festival in Lugano, at Mendelssohn’s house in Leipzig, at Sergiu Celibidache Festival in Bucharest, at the Festival Raritäten der Klaviermusik in Husum, at the International Piano Festival En Blanco & Negro in Mexico City, at the Oji Hall in Tokyo, and with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra at Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. In 2009 Misha Dacić joined the legendary violinist Ida Haendel on a tour in Japan, performing with her all over the world ever since. One of their live performances was captured on a DVD released by VAI. Misha Dacić in Recital, featuring several live performances, was also released by VAI in 2009. Celebrating Franz Liszt’s 200th anniversary in 2011, Dacić’s Liszt album, released by Piano Classics, was greatly received by the critic worldwide. In 2018, Brilliant Classics released Dacić’s album featuring works by A. Scriabin.
In 2016 Misha Dacić gave a premier of his two-piano arrangement of Rachmaninoff Choral Symphony The Bells at Rachmaninoff estate museum in Ivanovka, Russia, and was appointed artistic director of the Rahmaninoff Festival at the same venue. Born into a family with musical tradition, and having taken first lessons from his father, Misha Dacić has been performing in public since the age of ten. Kemal Gekić, Lazar Berman, and Jorge Luis Prats are counted among his mentors. Misha Dacić holds his current posts as professor of piano at the Academia Galamian in Malaga, at Escuela Internacional de Musica Alberto Jonas in Valencia, and at Escuela de Alta Especialización Musical ‘Musikae’ in Madrid.
Delyana Lazarova is a young conductor with a quickly growing international career. She is the 2020 First-prize winner of Siemens-Hallé International Competition for Conductors, the newly-appointed Assistant Conductor to Sir Mark Elder at the Hallé Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra in Manchester, England. Ms. Lazarova is also the winner of the NRTA International Conducting Competition in Tirana, in 2019. Delyana has received James Conlon Conducting Award at the Aspen Music Festival, and has won the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship at the Cabrillo Festival, California in 2017 and 2018. Ms. Lazarova is one of the 12 selected candidates for the first edition of the International Conducting Competition for women La Maestra, that will take place in Paris in September, 2020.
Delyana Lazarova has worked with orchestras in Europe and North America. Among them are London Classical Soloists in England, Südwestdeutsch Philharmonie Konstanz and Meiningen Staatstheater Orchestra in Germany, the Janacek Philharmonia Ostrava and Hradec Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, St. Christofer Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece, Albanian Radio and Television Orchestra, Olten Philharmonic Orchestra in Turkey, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra and Sofia Sinfonietta in Bulgaria, Estonian Festival Orchestra, Mahler Festival Orchestra, Colorado and Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra in the States. Delyana’s future engagements for 2020/2021 season include concerts with Hallé Symphony Orchestra in England, Il Solisti Aquilani Orchestra in Italy, the Hungarian Radio Orchestra in Budapest, the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra in Sofia, and Collegium Musicum Basel, in Switzerland. Ms. Lazarova will make her opera debut in a production of Verdi’s Nabucco, in Tyl theater in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Next summer Delyana will be returning as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival in USA.
Delyana Lazarova has a Master Degree in Conducting from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), in the class of Prof. Johannes Schlaefli. Ms. Lazarova has also worked and studied in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Leonard Slatkin, Mathias Pintscher, Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff, and Mark Stringer. She recently assisted Cristian Mâcelaru in a concert, featuring the cello concerto “Three Continents” by Nico Muhli/Sven Helbig/Zhou Long with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, Germany. Delyana also has a Master degree in Violin Performance from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, in the class of Prof. Mauricio Fuks, where she received a special scholarship for artistic excellence.