Lively Arts Bringing Pianist Lise de la Salle to Indiana

Posted on 3/12/2018 1:56:20 PM

Acclaimed French pianist Lise de la Salle will make her debut in Indiana as part of the Ovations! Series presented by the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Lise de la SalleRegarded as one of the most exciting young artists in classical music, the 29-year-old has played with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors while building a reputation as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. This talented performer has been called “a musical thinker of impressive weight, with charm, imagination, and a dazzling technique” by the Washington Post. A native of France, de la Salle first came to international attention in 2005 at the age of 16 with a Bach/Liszt recording that was selected as Recording of the Month by Gramophone Magazine. de la Salle, who records for the Naïve label, was then similarly recognized in 2008 for her recording of Liszt’s, Prokofiev’s, and Shostakovich’s first concertos.

de la Salle has played with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. She has performed twice with the London Symphony Orchestra, debuting with Fabio Luisi and returning to the Orchestra with Antonio Pappano. Luisi, who had invited her to become the first Artist-in-Residence of the Zurich Opera in 2014, has also frequently featured de la Salle with the Vienna Symphony, including a performance in New York on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center.

In recent seasons, de la Salle has been heard with leading symphonic ensembles in London, Paris, Munich, and Tokyo. In North America, de la Salle has played with the symphony orchestras in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore, Minnesota, Detroit, Toronto, San Francisco, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as with the National Symphony in Washington, DC. She has worked with such esteemed conductors as Fabio Luisi, Ludovic Morlot, James Conlon, Osmo Vänskä, James Gaffigan, and Douglas Boyd.

Lise de la SalleTickets for the performance are available for purchase online through the Lively Arts website or by calling the ticket hotline at 724-357-1313. They can also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office in Fisher Auditorium. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance.

Tickets are priced at $22 for regular admission, $18 for seniors, and $12 for active I-Card holders and children. Online tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ticket hotline and ticket office in Fisher Auditorium are open from noon to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, when school is in session.  Tickets will no longer be available at the Hadley Union Building. For more information on group rates and other events within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail

The Ovations! Series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.