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Living with our dead

A musical proposal around the essay by Delphine Horvilleur

Day and place:

Saturday / June 3 / 9 p.m

National Auditorium of Andorra



Ariadna Gil, actress

Lise de la Salle, piano

Xavier de Maistre, arpeggio


Our second proposal takes us to the National Auditorium in Ordino. A musical voyage around the essay by the French writer Delphine Horvilleur “Living with our Dead“, a work that aims to transform death into a life lesson for those who remain. The prestigious harpist Xavier de Maistre and the award-winning pianist Lise de la Salle will perform pieces related to this theme that has inspired different composers. And the actress Ariadna Gil who will be the voice of the writer. An emotional journey in a unique proposal – a premiere in Andorra which shows us how music and words serve to heal our wounds.


Ariadna Gil, actress

Graduated in Dramatic Art from the Theatre Institute of Barcelona.

She made her film debut with Bigas Luna in “Lola”, although her first major role was with Emilio Martínez Lázaro in “Amo tu cama rica”, with whom she would work again two years later in “Los peores años de nuestra vida”.

Fernando Trueba directed her in the Oscar-winning “Belle Epoque”. Since then, she has worked in numerous films that have won her many awards, among them: Best Actress for “Soldados de Salamina” awarded by the New York Association of Entertainment Critics; Recognition at the Buenos Aires, Havana and Viña del Mar Festivals for “Nueces para el amor”; Best Actress for “Lágrimas negras”, by Ricardo Franco at the Valladolid International Film Festival; Best Female Performance for “Malena es un nombre de tango” at the Cartagena de Indias Festival; and the Goya award for Best Actress for “Belle Epoque”, by Fernando Trueba. Her most recent films are “La casa entre los cactus” and “Calladita”.

Theatre has been very prominent in her career in recent years, with “Encara Hi Ha Algú Al Bosc”, which has been performed all over Spain for more than two years. This year she has also brought to life one of the characters of the Apple TV series “Red Wine”.

Lise de la Salle, piano

With a career already spanning over 15 years, award-winning Naïve recordings and international concert appearances – Lise de la Salle has played with many leading orchestras globally and regularly collaborates with first-class conductors. She performs in the world’s most esteemed festivals and concert halls including Vienna Musikverein, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Phlharmonie de Paris, Berlin Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zurich, Lucerne KKL, Wigmore and Royal Festival Halls in London.

Her last recording for Naïve (2021) When do we Dance? presents an odyssey of dances through a whole century. 

Lise de la Salle started learning the piano at age four. She studied at Paris Conservatoire and has worked closely with Pascal Nemirovski.

Xavier de Maistre, arpeggio

“Xavier de Maistre is a virtuoso of the highest order, profoundly musical and capable of realising a remarkable range of nuance.” (Gramophone)

Xavier de Maistre is one of today’s leading harpists and a profoundly creative musician. As a fierce champion of his instrument, he has broadened the harp repertoire, commissioning new work from composers. He also creates transcriptions of important instrumental repertoire.

This musical vision has led him to work with conductors including Sir André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, Philippe Jordan, James Gaffigan, Bertrand de Billy, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Daniel Harding, Susanna Mälkki, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. He has been invited by orchestras such as Chicago, Montreal, City of Birmingham, NHK, Swedish and Finnish Radio Symphony orchestras; Los Angeles, London, St Petersburg, Oslo and China Philharmonic orchestras; Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. In his native France he has worked with Orchestre de Paris, the national orchestras of France and Lyon; the philharmonic orchestras of Radio France, Monte-Carlo, Montpellier, Lille and Nancy; and recitals in Paris and Lille operas, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nice, Poitiers and Avignon, among other places.

De Maistre has been an exclusive Sony Music artist since 2008. In autumn 2022, his last CD dedicated to Russian music is released, featuring Reinhold Glière’s famous harp concerto and Alexander Mosolov’s forgotten concerto, accompanied by WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln under the baton of Nathalie Stutzmann.

Born in Toulon, de Maistre studied the harp with Vassilia Briano at his local conservatoire, before perfecting his technique with Catherine Michel and Jacqueline Borot in Paris. In 1998 he became the same year the first French musician to be admitted at the Wiener Philharmoniker.

He has taught at Musikhochschule in Hamburg since 2001. 

He plays on a Lyon & Healy instrument.

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Telephone: +376 750 100

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