Lise Daoust was born in Montreal and received her first musical training at the Montreal Conservatory She then spent five years in Paris studying under Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alain Marion and Christian Lardé.
Her interpretations of contemporary music, especially that of Canadian composers, has brought her to public attention. She has received numerous invitations and on many occasions has played as principal soloist for orchestras in Canada that specialize in this modem form of music.
Lise Daoust performs at numerous concerts and recitals in Canada and in Europe. She was awarded the Flandre-Québec Prize in 1988 for her avid interest in Today's music.
In November 1989, she worked with Kathinka Pasveer and Karlheinl Stockhausen, at the latter's invitation. As well as working as a musician, Lise Daoust frequently hosts musical broadcasts on Radio-Canada.