Renée Morisset

Renée Morisset
Born(1928-06-13)June 13, 1928
St-Damien-de-Bellechasse, near Quebec City, Quebec)[1]
DiedMay 3, 2009(2009-05-03) (aged 80),
Quebec City[2]
Genresclassical music
Years active1952—2003

Renée Morisset, OC CQ (June 13, 1928 – May 3, 2009) was a Canadian pianist. She and her husband, Victor Bouchard, were one of the foremost piano duo in Canadian classical music.[3]


Morisset was a pupil of Georges-Émile Tanguay. In 1964, she and her husband were awarded the Prix Calixa-Lavallée. In 1981, she and her husband were made Members of the Order of Canada in recognition of having "contributed to" Canada's "musical life by attracting attention to the works of Canadian composers-works that were composed especially for them-and through their participation in various cultural organizations". In 1985, they were promoted to Officer.[4] In 1994, they were made Knights of the National Order of Quebec.[5]


  1. ^ "Morisset, Renée". The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Décès de la pianiste Renée Morisset". La Presse Canadienne (on (in French). 13 May 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Debates of the Senate (Hansard), Thursday, May 14, 2009". Parliament of Canada.
  4. ^ Order of Canada citation
  5. ^ "National Order of Quebec citation" (in French).