Originally from northern Quebec, Lise Boutin holds a Master's Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Toronto where she studied with Lorand Fenyves, the Orford String Quartet, and Ruggiero Ricci (at the University of Michigan).
Lise discovered the Baroque violin while studying early music performance practices during her Master Degree program. She has been a member of Tafelmusik, performing nationally and internationally with this ensemble and a member of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver). She has worked with Alan Curtis at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy, for performances of a rediscovered score of Sacrati's La Finta Pazza, and with Baroque specialists across Canada including Le Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal, and Aradia in Toronto.
Additionally, Lise maintains an active performance career on modern violin. She was a member of Kensington Sinfonia (Calgary), concertmaster of the Bach Orchestra (Calgary ), assistant concertmaster of the Phantom of the Opera Orchestra for international tours, a guest concertmaster for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and the Brandon Chamber Players, and also performed with several other symphony orchestras across the country.
Currently she regularly plays with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, holds the principal chair of the second violin section of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, is music director of Sinfonia Allegro and is a member of Rosa Barocca.
In addition to her orchestral work, Lise regularly collaborates on chamber music projects and maintains an active profile as a violin teacher in Lethbridge. In 2018, she receive the Teacher of the Year Award from the Alberta Strings Association.