Élise Poulin began her oboe studies at École secondaire Joseph-François-Perrault. Very early in her career, she had the opportunity to perform as a sub with several orchestras throughout Quebec: the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, I Musici chamber orchestra and many others. In addition to orchestral music, Élise’s English horn playing is featured in the film Les Petits Cochons 2, music by Martin Léon. She has also enjoyed many collaborations with the École de danse contemporaine.
Élise Poulin has been awarded bursaries by the Fondation Pierre Rolland, the Canadian program Stingray Rising Star and the Fondation du Père-Lindsay. She also received a scholarship from the latter Foundation to attend HEC-Montréal’s Formation en affaires et développement de carrière pour musiciens (Business Training and Career Development for Musicians) program.