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Biography

Lise de la Salle, born in 1988, gave her first concert at the age of nine, at Radio France. After winning many competitions in France, at the age of twelve she was awarded First Prize at the seventh Ettlingen International Competition in Germany. She was appointed to a bursary from the Fondation d'Entreprise Groupe Banque Populaire-Natexis, and won in rapid succession the first prizes of the Young Concert Artists European Auditions held in Paris in October 2003, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in January 2004.

Since 1998, Lise de la Salle has been taught by Pascal Nemirovski, an encounter she has described as of decisive importance. In parallel to his teaching, she studied in the class taught by Pierre Réach at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris-CNR, where she was awarded a Premier Prix by unanimous decision of the jury in 2001; in September 2003, again by unanimous decision, she was admitted to the postgraduate cycle (Cycle de perfectionnement) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), in Bruno Rigutto's class. She also follows the advice of Genevieve Joy-Dutilleux.

Since 2001, she has been invited to give concerts in France and abroad, including numerous festival engagements. Among these venues have been the Auditorium du Louvre, the Midem, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Opéra d'Avignon, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Festival de La Roque d'Anthéron, Musique aux Serres d'Auteuil, Festival de Saint-Riquier, Auditorium Maurice Ravel in Lyon, the Bad Kissingen Festival, the Philharmonia in Saint Petersburg…

She made her Berlin debut in 2003, and her first appearances in Tokyo, Washington and New York in 2004. In 2005, she toured Japan, the USA and Germany. Lise de la Salle has performed with the Orchestre de l'Opéra d'Avignon, Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, Orchestre National d'Auvergne, Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Orchestra of the Kanazawa Ensemble, Weimar Staatskapelle, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Petersburger Sinfoniker, Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphonie Orchestra …

Among the conductors with whom she has worked are Lawrence Foster, Jun Märkl, Moshe Atzmon, Arie Van Beck, Andreas Stoehr, Patrick Davin, Hannu Lintu, Jorge Mester, Keith Lokhart Alexander Dmitriev, James Gaffigan …

Her first recording, devoted to Ravel and Rachmaninoff, was unanimously acclaimed by the press in 2002, and marked the beginning of her collaboration with the label Naïve Classique, with which she now has an exclusive recording contract.

Her second Cd (Bach-Liszt) was awarded the 'CD OF THE MONTH' by GRAMOPHONE. In 2006, she will make her debut in the prestigious Piano**** in Paris, and her first appearances in Zurich, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Québec…

She is also invited by the Deutsches Symphonieorchester in Berlin, and by Semyon Byshkov in Köln, for the 2006/2007 season opening concert.

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