Pianist Lise de la Salle brings Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet to Atlanta Audiences

November 1, 2018

(ATLANTA) – The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University presents pianist Lise de la Salle performing Prokofiev’s Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, along with works by Mozart and Fauré on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.  Acclaimed international concert appearances and award-winning recordings have established Ms. de la Salle’s reputation as one of today's most exciting young artists, and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. 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.”

A native of France, Ms. de la Salle first came to international attention in 2005, at the age of 16, with a Bach/Liszt recording that Gramophone Magazine selected as "Recording of the Month." She was then similarly recognized in 2008 for her recording of the first concertos of Liszt, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich – a remarkable feat for someone only 20 years old. Recent recordings offer works of Schumann and the Complete Works of Rachmaninoff for Piano and Orchestra with Fabio Luisi and the Philharmonia Zurich. The 2017-2018 season saw the release of Bach Unlimited on Naïve, which includes such works as the Italian Concerto, the Liszt Fantasy & Fugue on the Theme B.A.C.H. and the Bach/Busoni Chaconne.

Following her recital performance at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Ms. de la Salle will return to Atlanta in May 2019 for a performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. This year, she will also be heard in recital in Aspen, Ashland, New Jersey, and as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

About the Candler Concert Series:

Made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, the Candler Concert Series brings internationally-renowned artists to Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Candler artists range from large ensembles to solo artists and come from a wide variety of musical genres. 

All concerts are presented in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322). Tickets are available through the Arts at Emory Box Office online at arts.emory.edu/boxoffice, in person, or by calling 404.727.5050 Monday–Friday, noon–6 p.m.

The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is committed to providing performances and facilities accessible to all. Accommodation requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event to the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404.727.5050, or by email at boxoffice@emory.edu.