French-born Lise de la Salle began studying piano at the age of four and gave her first concert, broadcast live by Radio France, when she was nine. Already at the age of thirteen she made her concerto debut playing Beethoven's Concerto No 2. Since 2001 the pianist has been pursuing an impressive international career, performing in the major concert halls of Europe, North America and Asia. Her first recording – highly acclaimed by critics ̶ was dedicated to music of Ravel and Rachmaninoff. This was the beginning of her association with the Naïve Classique label in 2002. Lise de la Salle first came to international attention in 2005 at the age of sixteen, with a Bach/Liszt recording that was selected as “Recording of the Month” by Gramophone Magazine. In 2011 her Liszt CD was awarded the Diapason d’or “CD of the Month” and Gramophone magazine’s “Editor’s Choice”. Lise de la Salle has been winning prizes at numerous competitions in France, Germany and the U.S. since the age of nine. In the U.S., Ms. de la Salle has played with a number of major orchestras, among them the Minnesota Orchestra. Following a performance of Gershwin's concerto there, one critic remarked that “she might just be the most exciting young artist in classical music right now”. LMMC debut.