Lise de la Salle

French pianist (Cherbourg, 1988 -)

Precocious pianist, Lise de la Salle carries on today with a soloist career in France and abroad and is among that generation of the most promising young musicians.

Introduced to the piano when she was four Lise de la Salle gave her first concert at the age of nine. Winner of many competitions in France and abroad, she has been working since 1998 with Pascal Nemirovski and in 2001, she won unanimously the first prize of the Paris Conservatoire, in the class of Pierre Réach. In 2003, Lise de la Salle joined the upgrading class of Bruno Rigutto in the third cycle teaching of the Paris Conservatoire and benefits from the advice of Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux.

Since 2011, Lise de la Salle performs on the greatest international venues: the Berliner Philharmonie, the New York Avery Fisher Hall, the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Auditorium du Louvre of Paris or the Théâtre des Champs Elysées of Paris. She has already worked with conductors like Fabio Luisi, James Conlon, Lorin Maazel, Sir Andrew Davis, Semyon Bychokov, Marek Janowski or Sir Neville Marriner, among others and has played in front of prominent formations: the Vienna Symphony, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Los Angeles Philharmonic or the symphonic orchestras of Boston or San Francisco. She is regularly by festival all around the world and recorded the works of Franz Liszt, Ravel, Bach or Rachmaninoff. 

Six landmark dates in the life of Lise de la Salle

2002: recorded her first album of pieces by Ravel and Rachmaninoff (Naïve)

2003: won the first prize of the "European Young Concert Artists" in Paris

2004: won the first prize of the "Young Concert Artists International Auditions" in New York

2010: was invited at the Folle Journée de Nantes around Frédéric Chopin

2011: her album dedicated to Liszt received the Diapason d’Or

2013/2014:  resident artist at the Zurich Opera House 

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