“A starling temperamental force and mastery” Bryce Morrison
Misha Dacić is one of the most important artists of the Miami International Piano Festival. After his American debut at the Discovery Series in 2003, Misha Dacić quickly became a sought after soloist throughout the U.S. and was featured at Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series in Chicago, followed by performances at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival Rising Stars Recital Series in Kalamazoo, the Xavier University Classical Piano Series in Cincinnati, The Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival at Princeton University, Frederic Chopin Society’s Concert Series in Minneapolis among many others.
Dacić has appeared in solo recitals as well as a guest soloist throughout Central and South America, Europe, Russia, Middle East and Japan and the United States, where he has performed 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.
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 he 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 feauturing works by A. Scriabin.
In 2016 Dacić gave a premier of his two-piano arrangement of Rachmaninoff Choral Symphony ‘The Bells’ at Rachmaninoff state 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 Internacional Galamian in Málaga, and at Escuela Internacional de Musica Alberto Jonás in Valencia, both institutions at Spain.
Elegie in E flat minor, Op.3 No.1 Melodie in E major, Op.3 No.3 In the Silent Night Op.4 No.3 (Arr.Earl Wild) To Her Op.38 No.2 (Arr.Misha Dacic) Prelude in A flat major, Op.23 No.8 Prelude in F minor, Op.32 No.6 Prelude in A minor, Op.32 No.8 Etude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op.33 No.5 Etude-Tableau in C minor, Op.39 No.7 Midsummer Night’s Op.14 No.5 (Arr.E.Wild)
Études d’exécution transcendante No.5 Feux Follets No.2 in A minor No.10 in F minor
5 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op.75 Folk Dance Scene Young Juliet Lily dance of the Maidens Mercutio
Sonata No.4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30
Suite for Piano Joc Dobrogean – Toccata
Fuga (Finale from Sonata Op.26)
There will be an introduction to the concert by the lecturer in residence FRANK COOPER
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