de la Salle, Lise

Wonderful moments of an artist in the making; promise of so much still to come. Just as nothing in her piano playing appears excessively rushed or overdriven, so the steady growth of Lise de la Salle's career shows a careful sense of responsibility. What counts is not meteoric success, but staying power. And that career has been accompanied right from the start by a benevolent astonishment, a knowing delight, on the part of both professionals and the general public. There is nothing hysterical about this: her admirers constantly look forward to seeing what new shores she will reach, what the future holds for her by way of new discoveries, maturity and daring.