Aliisa Neige Barrière was born in 1995 into a French-Finnish family in Paris, where her musical studies have included violin, piano, chamber music and choral as well as orchestral conducting. A passionate chamber musician, Barrière has participated in a great variety of projects and masterclasses throughout Europe and the United States, and is interested in performing all music from baroque to contemporary.
In 2018, Aliisa Neige Barrière resumed her conducting studies and attended a masterclass with Prof. Atso Almila (Sibelius Academy) and Luke Dollman (Univ. of Adelaide) in Zlín, Czech Republic where she got to lead the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra in a program ranging from Mozart to Stravinsky. She then joined the Panula Academy in the year 2018-2019 for regular guidance from Jorma Panula. She has since regularly worked as an assistant to conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Susanna Mälkki, Sakari Oramo, Pekka Kuusisto and Ernest Martínez-Izquierdo.
As of the Fall 2019, Barrière studies in the Master's program of the orchestral conducting department of the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki) as a student of Sakari Oramo.
In 2021 she serves as the assistant conductor for Dalia Stasevska with Sinfonia Lahti, and holds the position of Young Conductor in Residence with the Århus Sinfonietta in Denmark, a two-year residency that started in August 2021.