Lise de la Salle
A native of France, now living in Paris, Ms. de la Salle first came to international attention in 2005, at the age of 16, with a Bach/Liszt recording that was selected as “Recording of the Month” by Gramophone Magazine. Ms. de la Salle, who records exclusively with the label Naïve, was then similarly recognized in 2008 for her recording of Liszt’s, Prokofiev’s and Shostakovich’s first concertos – a remarkable feat for someone only 20 years old. Her most recent recording offers works of Schumann, including Kinderszenen and the C Major Fantasy, which was released in 2014.
Lise de la Salle has played with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. She most recently made her London Symphony Orchestra debut with Fabio Luisi, who had invited her to become the first Artist-in-Residence of the Zurich Opera in 2014. Together, they performed and recorded the entire piano and orchestra works of Rachmaninoff.
During the 2015-2016 season, Ms. de la Salle will be heard with leading symphonic ensembles in London, Paris, Munich, New York, Tokyo, Zurich, Copenhagen, Baltimore, Detroit and Quebec, among others, with such esteemed conductors as Fabio Luisi, Osmo Vänskä, Karl-Heinz Steffens and Douglas Boyd. Concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel and Rachmaninoff will demonstrate her fresh interpretations, compelling musicality and dynamic pianism.
A sought-after recitalist, she has recently been presented to enthusiastic audiences and critics in major series in New York, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, Berlin, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Louvre in Paris. Ms. de la Salle also takes pleasure in educational outreach and conducts master classes in many of the cities in which she performs.