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June 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Saturday, June 18, 8 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. William Matthews, 7 PM

A young musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity, 26-year-old Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting artists through her international concert appearances and her award-winning Naïve recordings. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe…the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.”

Since winning First Prize at the 2004 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Lise de la Salle has built on an impressive international career performing in the major concert halls of Europe, the United States and Asia, such as Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Wigmore Hall in London. She has played with the most prestigious orchestras and their conductors around the world, including Lorin Maazel, Sir Andrew Davis, Semyon Bychokov, and many more. Her many festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival, La Roque d`Anthéron, and Aspen Festival among several others.

In 2002, her first CD of Ravel and Rachmaninov with Naive Classique was unanimously acclaimed by critics. Since then, she has released several more recordings, including a Liszt CD which was awarded the Diapason d’Or, ARTE “CD of the month“ and Gramophone’s “Editors Choice.“

Lise de la Salle started playing the piano at the age of four and gave her first concert, broadcast live by Radio France, when she was nine. At the age of 13 she made her Concerto debut with Beethoven`s Concerto No 2. Most recently, she attended the post graduate cycle at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris.

“De la Salle played so well that, for much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe…the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard and everyone could finally come up for air.” The Washington Post

“Absolutely unforgetable…a chilling conclusion, only possible from the really great pianists.“ -Classiqueinfo.com


BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C major, Op. 2, No. 3
RAVEL: Gaspard de la nuit
DEBUSSY: Preludes

Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses
La fille aux cheveux de lin
La danse de Puck
Danseuses de Delphes
Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest

BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

Tickets: $46,$40,$20 (fees may apply)

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June 18, 2016
7:00 pm
$20 – $46
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