Misha DacicFaculty Member

    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, among others.
    Dacić appeared in solo recitals as well as a guest soloist in Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Japan. In 2009 he joined 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 the British label Piano Classics, was greatly acclaimed by the critics.
    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.

    Misha Dacic has been a recipient of support from Patrons of Exceptional Artists and is in the Piano Faculty of the Miami International Piano Festival Academy since 2015.