Lise de la Salle (Piano)
Born: 8th May 1988, Cherboerg-Octeville, Cherbourg en Cotentin, France
Artist's website: https://lisedelasalle.com/
French pianist Lise de la Salle was born in Cherbourg in 1988 and began learning the piano aged four, giving her first radio broadcast just five years later and making her concerto debut with Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 at 13.
Her debut recording of Rachmaninov and Ravel was released on Naïve two years later, with Gramophone praising her ‘versatility and immense talent’ and describing her as ‘clearly a pianist of already superb achievement as well as potential’. Her discography on the label also includes concertos by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Chopin, and recital-albums of Liszt, Bach, Schumann.
De La Salle studied primarily at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris ; her teachers included Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux and Pascal Némirovski.