Montréal (Québec), 1950
Performer (flute)

Lise Daoust, currently principal flute with the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, has been driven by a curiosity to explore a wide world of repertoire: from the popular songs of South America to the ragas of India, with incursions into jazz and a particularly happy interlude in China. Lise Daoust also spends a good deal of her time exploring the classical flute repertoire, as well as teaching. She has been a regular guest teacher at the Symposium International du Domaine Forget since 1981, and taught at the Banff Music Centre in 2003. She is also a professor and assistant dean of performance studies at the music faculty of the Université de Montréal. Her interest in contemporary music has led to collaborations with composers from here and elsewhere. She won the Prix Flandre-Québec in 1988 for her interpretation of contemporary music. Her strong interest in the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen has led to the exploration of the works he composed for the flutist Kathinka Pasveer, and to research into his concept of the “theatrical concert.” Lise Daoust was trained in her native city, at the Conservatoire de Montréal. She completed her studies at the Conservatoire de Paris with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Christian Lardé, and Alain Marion. Her discography comprises a dozen titles and includes works by Mozart and Hummel, as well as works by Ravi Shankar, Arvo Pärt, Walter Boudreau, and Denis Gougeon.