Very active on the Quebec music scene, Élise Poulin has been a member of the renowned wind quintet Pentaèdre since 2019. In addition to holding the position of principal oboe with the Orchestre de l’Agora, she plays regularly as a supernumerary with various Quebec orchestras, including the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, Les Violons du Roy, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Ballet-Opéra-Pantomime (BOP) ensemble, and many others. She also participates in numerous festivals, including the Festival de musique de chambre du Bic, the Festival Classica and the Festival de Lanaudière. Élise obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in performance at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in the class of Lise Beauchamp, and continued her studies with Olivier Doise at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Université de Montréal under the direction of Vincent Boilard and Caroline Traube. Élise is a recipient of grants from the Pierre Rolland Fund, the Stingray Rising Star program, and the Father Lindsay Foundation. She is also the recipient of an Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM) scholarship of excellence to support her doctorate in performance. Élise teaches oboe at Pierre-Laporte High School, Massey-Vanier High School, and at the Music Teachers’ Cooperative.