The proposed program includes Misha Dacić’s 2-pianos transcription of Rachmaninoff cantata “The Bells” (a work that Zlata Chochieva and Misha Dacić have repeatedly performed in Russia and USA).
The program can be completed with, for example: the Symphonic Dances or one of the Suites by Rachmaninoff; Mozart D major Sonata for two pianos or transcriptions; Dacić’s transcriptions of Prokofiev or Shostakovich symphonies.
Born in ex-Yugoslavia 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.
After his stunning American debut at the Discovery Series of the Miami International Piano Festival in 2003, Dacić quickly became a sought-after soloist who captured audiences throughout the United States performing in venues such as Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series and 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 others.
Dacić appeared in solo recitals as well as a guest soloist in Europe, Central and South America, Russia, Middle East and Japan.
Performed at the “Martha Argerich Project Festival” in Lugano in 2003, Festivals in Guatemala City and Antigua, and as a soloist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra for the Tourmaline Pianist’s Series at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2009 he joined Ida Haendel on a tour in Japan, performing with her all over the world ever since, including the legendary Myra Hess Tribute of the War Concerts at the National Gallery in London. 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.
In 2010 Misha Dacić made his debut in Argentina and his tour in Germany, with performances in Saarbrucken and at Mendelssohn’s house in Leipzig among others, was received with greatly acclaim.
Celebrating Franz Liszt’s 200th anniversary in 2011, Dacić’s Liszt album, released by the British label Piano Classics, was greatly received by the critics: «…As convulsive and passionate a rendition of the Dante Sonata as I’ve heard, this performance ranks with the Liszt we admire and crave from the late Gyorgy Cziffra...Dacic’s willful keyboard performance canters and reels in glorious homage to Bacchus, the eddies of sound drunken in their colossal freedom of movement». (Audiophile Audition)
Dacic’s partners in various chamber music formations include Gilles Apap, Dmitri Maslennikov, Pablo Ziegler.
Lazar Berman, Frank Cooper, Kemal Gekic and Jorge Luis Prats are counted among his mentors. He currently teaches at Mersin State Conservatory in Turkey and at the University of Niš in Serbia.
Some selected clips of Misha Dacić: