In 2008/09 Lise de la Salle played three times in different halls in Paris and gave recitals at the Winter Piano Series of the Lucerne Music Festival and in Copenhagen and London (recital and concerto performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra). She also toured the USA twice performing, amongst others, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in the Hollywood Bowl.
After an impressive series of first prizes at competitions including Steinway, Sucy, Vulaines, Radio France, Ettlingen and Bärenreiter, Lise de la Salle was awarded the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York 2004 which gave her the opportunity to début in New York and Washington.
Ms de la Salle made her first tour of Japan in the spring of 2004. In the same year she participated in several European festivals, including performances as soloist with the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, the Festival La Roque d’Anthéron and the Festival d’Hardelot.
Born in Cherbourg, France in 1988, Ms de la Salle was surrounded by music from her earliest childhood. She began studying the piano at the age of four and gave her first concert at nine in a live broadcast on Radio-France. At 13, she made her concerto début with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in Avignon and her Paris recital début at the Louvre before going on tour with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France playing Haydn’s Concerto in D Major.
After receiving special permission to enter the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique, studying with Pierre Réach, at the age of eleven, Ms de la Salle graduated in 2001 and enrolled in the postgraduate cycle with Bruno Rigutto. She has worked closely with Pascal Nemirovski since 1997 and also studied with Genevieve Joy-Dutilleux.
Lise de la Salle has performed with the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra of the Kanazawa Ensemble, Weimar Staatskapelle, Gulbenkian Orchestra and Petersburg Symphony. Among the conductors she has worked with are Lawrence Foster, Jun Märkl, Moshe Atzmon, Arie Van Beck, Hannu Lintu, Alexander Dmitriev and Semyon Bychkov.
Since 2004 Lise de la Salle exclusively records for Naïve. Her recording of works by Bach and Liszt was selected as Gramophone’s Recording of the Month in August 2005. The first recording with works by Ravel and Rachmaninov also received critical acclaim. She also recorded the first piano concertos by Shostakovich, Liszt and Prokofiev. The recording was awarded ‘CD of the Month’ and ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the April 2008 edition of Gramophone magazine. Her most recent disc, with works by Mozart and Prokofiev, also was selected as Gramophone’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ in August 2007 and BBC Music Magazine Choice.