Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Louise-Andrée Baril studied in piano performance at the Université de Montréal. She also worked with Maria Curçio in London and has taken part in several chamber music master classes with Menahem Pressler. A prizewinner at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition and the Canadian Music Competition, she was also awarded the top prize at the Young Pianists Competition in New York, for which she was invited to make her Carnegie Hall debut recital. Louise-Andrée Baril is a much sought-after chamber musi-cian. She is featured on several recordings and performs reg-ularly in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, as well as in Europe. A member of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec Ensemble and of the chamber orchestra La Pietà, Ms. Baril makes frequent appearances with many Canadian ensembles. In 1993, a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts enabled her to pursue her training as a voice coach. She has been extremely active in that field ever since. A frequent rehearsal pianist with the Opéra de Montréal, she is a teacher at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where her functions include being director of the opera studio.