Biography


„She might just be the most exciting young artist in classical music right now.“
-Pioneer Press

Since 2001 Lise de la Salle has been following an impressive international career performing in the major concert halls of Europe, the United States and Asia such as:

  • The Berliner Philharmonie
  • Avery Fisher Hall New York
  • Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles
  • Suntory Hall in Tokyo
  • Wigmore Hall in London
  • Grand National Theater in Beijing
  • KKL in Lucerne
  • Concertgebouw Amsterdam
  • Tonhalle Zurich
  • Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels
  • Herkulessaal in Munich
  • Auditorium du Louvre Paris
  • Grand Auditorium in Lisbon
  • Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg
  • Lincoln Center Washington
  • Alte Oper Frankfurt
  • Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris

She is working closely with the conductors Fabio Luisi, James Conlon and Osmö Vanska amongst others. She has also played under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Sir Andrew Davis, Semyon Bychokov, Marek Janowski, Sir Neville Marriner, James Gaffigan, Lawrence Foster, Andrew Litton , Louis Langrée, Christoph König, Dennis Russell Davis, Peter Oundjian, Robin Ticciati, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and was fortunate enough to work with the late Sir Charles Mackerras.

Lise de la Salle is regularly invited to perform with orchestras including:

  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Philharmonia Orchestra in London
  • Wiener Symphoniker
  • Prague Philharmonia
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin
  • Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
  • Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestre National de France
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • NDR Hamburg Orchestra
  • Orchestre National de Belgique
  • San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • NHK Orchestra
  • St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
  • The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Her many festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival, La Roque d`Anthéron, Aspen Festival, Bad Kissingen Festival, Enesco Festival in Bucharest, Saint-Denis Festival, Les Folles Journées in Nantes, and Tokyo.

A first disc dedicated to Ravel and Rachmaninov, unanimously acclaimed by critics, was the beginning of her cooperation with the record label Naïve Classique in 2002; four more CDs followed, all receiving several awards and great reviews.

In 2011 her CD dedicated to Liszt was awarded the Diapason d’Or, ARTE “CD of the month“ and Grammophone Magazine’s “EDITORS CHOICE“. It received amongst others an outstanding review (“world class playing”) from International Record Review.

In 2013, her last CD “a portrait” including a DVD “Lise de la Salle au theatre des bouffes du nord” celebrates her ten year anniversary with Naïve.

Lise de la Salle, born in 1988, started playing the piano at the age of four and gave her first concert, broadcast live by Radio France, when she was nine. At the age of 13 she made her Concerto debut with Beethoven`s Concerto No 2.

Between 1997 and 2004 Lise de la Salle won numerous competitions (e.g. First Prize in the 2004 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York). From 1998 to 2006 she studied with Pascal Némirovski. She also attended the post graduate cycle at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris – CNSM. She followed advice from Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux.

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