Lise de la Salle
Career of already over 15 years, award-winning Naïve recordings, international concert appearances – Lise de la Salle has established herself as one of today’s exciting young artists and as a musician of real sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe… the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.”
2019-20 is marked by performances with major orchestras such as Philadelphia Orchestra and Herbert Blomstedt, Washington National Symphony Orchestra and Krzysztof Urbanski, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and James Conlon, Dortmunder Philharmoniker for their first ever New Year’s concert, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester with Larry Foster, or National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. She will give recitals in prestigious venues: London’s International Piano Series and Kings Place, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie as well as concerts in Germany, France, Switzerland, UK, USA, United Arab Emirates.
She performs in the world’s most esteemed concert halls – Vienna Musikverein, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Herkulessaal in Munich, Berlin Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zurich, Lucerne KKL, Bozar in Brussels, Wigmore and Royal Festival Halls, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Hollywood Bowl, and festivals – Klavier Festival Ruhr and Bad Kissingen, Verbier, La Roque d’Anthéron, Bucharest Enescu Festival, San Francisco Performances, Chicago Symphony recital series, Aspen and Ravinia Festivals… In 2014 she becomes the first Artist-in-Residence of the Zurich Opera and performs in New York in the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center with Vienna Symphony.
She also takes pleasure in educational outreach and conducts master classes in many of the cities in which she performs.
Born in Cherbourg (France) in 1988, Lise de la Salle started the piano at age four and gave her first concert 5 years later in a live broadcast on Radio France. She studied at Paris Conservatoire and made her concerto debut at 13 with Beethoven’s No. 2 in Avignon, her Paris recital debut at the Louvre before going on tour with Orchestre National d’Ile de France, playing Haydn’s Concerto in D Major. She has worked closely with Pascal Nemirovski and was long-term advisee of Genevieve Joy-Dutilleux.
In 2004, Lise de la Salle won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. Later that year, the organization presented both her New York and Washington, D.C. debuts. At the Ettlingen International Competition in Germany, Lise de la Salle won First Prize and the Bärenreiter Award. She has also won First Prize in many French piano competition.