Harpist Manon Le Comte was born in Montreal in 1955. At eleven years of age, she began studying the harp with Dorothy Masella at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, where she obtained a Premier Prix in 1975.
Since then, she has freelanced mainly in Montreal and Ottawa with a number of orchestras (including the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec and Nouvel Ensemble Moderne), in concert, for recordings (radio, television, records) and on tour. In addition, she has participated in a number of concerts as a chamber musician and soloist with various groups of musicians and several choirs. She has been playing in the National Arts Centre Orchestra for over 25 years.
Manon Le Comte has taught at a number of institutions (including the Université de Montreal and McGill University) and has given private lessons. In addition, she participated on panels of examiners and as adjudicator at festivals. She has been teaching harp at the Montreal Conservatory of Music since 1994.