Lise Beauchamp

Born in Montreal, Lise Beauchamp discovered music when she was nine years old, first at Le Plateau school and then at Joseph-François Perrault high school.

She continued her studies at the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec under Bernard Jean, one of the OM’s founding members, who also served as principal oboe for many years, obtaining a  bachelor’s degree and her first prizes in oboe and chamber music in 1985. She then studied under Elaine Douvas at the famous Juilliard School of Music in New York, earning her masters in 1990. Initially principal oboe with the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra in 1988, Lise then held the principal oboe position at the Orchestre symphonique de Laval (OSL) and the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM).

As a concert soloist, she was invited to play with several music ensembles in Quebec and also took part in recording some 60 discs, several of which won Opus and Félix awards.