Originally from Chicoutimi, Claire Ouellet studied with Carlos Feliciati and obtained a First Prize in piano, unanimously, from the Conservatoire in 1987.Thanks to scholarships from the French government and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Quebec, she studied for three years in Paris with Monique Deschaussées.
A sought-after and esteemed pianist, Claire Ouellet performs both as a chamber musician and as a soloist. In Canada, it has been heard in particular in the Pro Musica series, at the festivals of Orford, Domaine Forget, Chamber Music of Montreal, Orgues et couleurs as well as at the Festival international de Lanaudière. Soloist with several orchestras in the country, she has also been invited to play with the Granada Symphony Orchestra in Spain. She has given recitals in France, Switzerland, Germany and Czechoslovakia.
Claire Ouellet is frequently heard on Radio-Canada. She is a member of the piano duo Ouellet-Murray with whom she has recorded two CDs on the SRC/CBC Records label. These discs received international critical acclaim.
Claire Ouellet obtained in 1994 a doctorate in interpretation awarded by the University of Montreal. She has been a teacher-accompanist at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Montreal since 1995.