Stéphane Tétrault | Photo: Luc Robitaille

STÉPHANE TÉTREAULT AND YULI’S LEGACY

Thursday, February 10, 2022
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of
Jean-François Rivest
 
with
Stéphane Tétreault, cello

± 70 minutes
no intermission

The late Yuli Turovsky was truly the centre of our orchestra for over 25 years. We have called on Stéphane Tétreault, a long-time collaborator and I Musici artist in residence, to honour and celebrate Turovsky—cellist and founder of the orchestra. Following the first half of the program dedicated to Haydn, we will offer you Schubert’s most famous quartet: Death and the Maiden. The dizzyingly fast technical challenges and Romanticism are truly on edge.

—    Jean-François Rivest

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

At Salle Pierre-Mercure of Centre Pierre-Péladeau

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Stéphane Tétrault | Photo: Luc Robitaille

Stéphane Tétreault
Cello

Biography

In addition to innumerous awards and honours, Stéphane Tétreault is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Virginia Parker Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in recognition of his outstanding talent, musicianship, artistic excellence and his valuable contribution to artistic life in Canada and abroad.

Chosen as the first ever Soloist-in-Residence of the Orchestre Métropolitain, he performed alongside Yannick Nézet-Séguin during the 2014-2015 season. In 2016, Stéphane made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Nézet-Séguin and performed at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland. In 2017, he took part in the Orchestre Métropolitain’s first European tour with Maestro Nézet-Séguin performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kölner Philharmonie in Cologne and the Philharmonie de Paris. In 2018, he made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor John Storgårds.

Stéphane has performed with violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov and has worked with pianists Alexandre Tharaud, Jan Lisiecki, Marc-André Hamelin, Roger Vignoles, John Lenehan and Louis Lortie. He has participated in several masterclasses, notably with cellists Gautier Capuçon and Frans Helmerson.

His debut CD recorded with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and conductor Fabien Gabel was chosen as “Editor’s Choice” in the March 2013 issue of Gramophone Magazine. His second album with pianist Marie-Ève Scarfone featuring works from Haydn, Schubert and Brahms was chosen as Gramophone Magazine’s “Critics’ Choice 2016” and recognised as one of the best albums of the year.

Stéphane was a student of the late cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky for more than 10 years. He holds a master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Montreal.

Stéphane plays the 1707 “Countess of Stainlein, Ex-Paganini” Stradivarius cello, generously loaned to him by Mrs. Sophie Desmarais.

Program

Haydn

Symphony No. 59 in A major, “Fire” 

Haydn

Concerto No. 2 in D major 

Schubert

Death and the Maiden 

Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1726 violin generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela.
Amélie Benoit Bastien plays a Nicolas Vuillaume 1850 violin and a bow by Sartory generously loaned by CANIMEX.
Annie Guénette plays a Joseph Gagliano 1768 violin and a bow by Lamy generously loaned by CANIMEX.
Tim Halliday plays a Mira Gruszowand Gideon Baumblatt’s Kolia cello (2014), generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela