Marie-Christine holds a Master’s degree in Interpretation from the University of Montreal, under the tutelage of Paul Stewart, and also possesses a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DESS) in piano four hands/two pianos, earned in collaboration with her colleague Amélie Fortin, forming the renowned Duo Fortin-Poirier.

Since 2005, she has been making waves as part of the Duo Fortin-Poirier, receiving numerous national and international awards and recognition that have taken them to perform in France, Norway, Italy, and the United States. Their concerts “Vingt doigts et un piano,” “Mémoires,” and “Nuit Blanche” have captivated audiences in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, with more than a hundred performances to their credit. Notably, their concerts “Mémoires” and “Nuit Blanche” were finalists in the esteemed “Concert of the Year” category at the Prix Opus gala in 2018 and 2023. Additionally, their three albums receive regular airplay on ICI Radio-Canada and CBC Music.

Since 2016, Marie-Christine has been a founding member of Duo Cordelia, collaborating with the talented violinist and composer Vanessa Marcoux, and together, they have graced numerous stages across Canada. Their highly anticipated debut album is scheduled for release in the autumn of 2023.

In addition to her performing career, Marie-Christine has been nurturing her passion for music by teaching for over two decades and has lent her exceptional skills as a chamber musician and accompanist to various ensembles. She is also a recipient of multiple grants from esteemed organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Conseil des Arts de Montréal.