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Lise Boucher is acknowledged both as an extraordinary performer of French music and as a worthy proponent of pianistic rarities.
Lise Boucher first studied piano with Germaine Malépart at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, where she obtained a %22Premier Prix%22. With bursaries from the Prix d'Europe and the Canada Council for the Arts, she then pursued her musical studies in Paris under Antoine Reboulot, Simone Plé-Caussade and Jacques Castérète, also benefiting from the precious tuition of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot. Upon her return, she undertook many tours with Youth and Music Canada. She has since been extremely active in Canadian musical life: She has made numerous live and studio concert recordings for Radio-Canada in recital, in chamber music, and in solo with orchestra. She has played in recital in Canada, France and the United States. She has been a guest of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the orchestra of the Spanish Public Broadcasting System. She has made numerous recordings on disc for Radio-Canada International. Her latest recording, of the Préludes-Poèmes by Charles Tournemire, earned her unanimous praise from French and Canadian critics alike. In January 2000, she gave the North American premier of D.E. Inghelbrecht's La Nursery. She was invited as a judge for theValentino Bucchi International Competition in Rome.
Having taught the piano and chamber music for several years at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, Lise Boucher has also given master classes on French music.
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INGHELBRECHT: La Nursery