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After his American debut at the Discovery Series of the Miami International Piano Festival in 2003, pianist Misha Dacić quickly became a sought-after soloist who captured audiences throughout all over the world.
Known by his virtuosism —parallel to an astonishing sentivity—, Dacić playing transports the audience to acoustic paradises hardly definable with mundane words.
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.
Dacić performing at Miami International Piano Festival
"A formidable Lisztian"
'Misha Dacić in Recital', DVD rec. for VAI
“Misha Dacic’s formidable Lisztian reputation is completely borne out by the stunning virtuosity and passionate, fearless embrace of the composer’s idiom that he performs.”
Jed Distler / ClassicalToday.com
It is one thing to be able to play every single note of Liszt. It is another thing to have the interpretive vision to communicate Liszt's grandeur and scope. Dacie, with his effortless technique and ability, is completely at home with Liszt [...]
With such a technique and a penchant for display, it could be tempting to aim for a shallow display of technical facility without giving listeners a sense of Liszt's grandeur. Dacic's Liszt is flashy but compelling, perfectly balancing the pyrotechnics with interpretive maturity and depth.
Kang Sang Woo / American Record Guide
As a student of Lazar Berman, Frank Cooper, Kemal Gekic, and Jorge Luis Prats, he has the technique of an assured virtuoso, and his musicianship is always refined and tasteful.
Alan Becker / American Record Guide