A native of France, pianist Anne-Lise Longuemare started her musical studies at the age of four with her mother. She later obtained degrees in piano performance from the Montreal Conservatory of Music, The Ecole Normale de Musique Cortot in Paris, Montreal University and UCLA, where she was awarded a Doctorate degree for her ground-breaking work on “Iberia” by the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz.
As a soloist, Anne-Lise has performed in such prestigious venues as Salle Cortot (Paris) Maisonneuve (Montreal), Royce Hall (Los Angeles), The Broad Stage (Santa Monica), Thayer Hall (Los Angeles). An avid chamber musician, she has been invited to many festivals around the globe in France, Austria, Germany, Norway, Canada, Netherlands and the United States, (Musifleuves, Mozart Festival, Arkansas Chamber Festival to name a few). Her most recent californian perfomances include the Rachmaninov Second Piano concerto, the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, the Gershwin Piano Concerto in F and the Rhapsody in Blue.
Anne-Lise was part of a piano duet for several years. The duet competed at the Gaudemus Competition in Rotterdam (Nederlands) and won the San Diego International Piano Duo Competition. They performed standard repertoire as well as World Premieres of several Canadian and American composers in Canada and the United States.
Her discography includes two recordings for ATMA and FEMINAE Records with Canadian soprano Chantal Lavigne and violonist Alexandra Maslovaric.
She has won numerous awards in America and Europe, such as the Quebec Competition, the Canada Music Festival, the Quebec Artist Grant, the Cosmo Buono Carnegie Hall Debut Competition and The St-Marie Foundation Grant.
Anne-Lise is working as a free-lance pianist as a soloist and chamber musician based in Los Angeles. She is a former UCLA Lecturer for keyboard skills as well as an accompanist for both vocal and instrumental departments and currently teaches piano at the French Conservatory of Music in Beverly Hills.