After graduating from the Montreal Conservatory of Music, Lise Daoust went on to study in Paris for five years with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alain Marion, and Christian Lardé. Her interpretations of contemporary works in particular—especially those by Canadian composers—have brought her to the public’s attention, and have earned her many invitations from Canada’s principal contemporary music ensembles, as well as from prestigious European avant-garde music festivals in France, Belgium, Italy, and Germany. She was awarded the Prix Flandre-Québec 1988 for the quality of her performances of contemporary music. In November 1989, she went to study with Kathinka Pasveer and Karlheinz Stockhausen, upon an invitation from the latter. She has made several recordings for the ATMA, CBC, and Naxos labels. Apart from her activities as a performing musician, Lise Daoust regularly hosts music programmes for the CBC radio network, as well as the Jeunesses musicales du Canada’s “Sons et brioches” series at Montreal’s Place des Arts.