Three inspiring days with Stéphane Tétreault
March 4, in the afternoon to
March 7, in the morning
Each day of this intensive workshop will be divided into two parts. The first will be devoted to master classes and the second to private lessons of 45 minutes each.
Participants are invited to bring pieces on which they have already worked and with which they are familiar. Works for cello only as well as those with piano accompaniment are accepted. A collaborative pianist will be on site for one day and will attend classes as needed.
A concert will be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 6. All the participants will have the chance to perform one of the pieces on which they worked during the class. The collaborative pianist will also be available to participate in this concert as needed.
In addition to innumerous awards and honours, Stéphane was the laureate of the “Classe d’Excellence de violoncelle” Gautier Capuçon from the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and the recipient of the Fernand-Lindsay Career Award of the Fondation Père Lindsay.
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 prestigious Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland. During the 2017-18 season, he took part in the Orchestre Métropolitain’s first European tour with Maestro Nézet-Séguin and made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Stéphane has performed with violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov and has worked with pianists Alexandre Tharaud, Jan Lisiecki, Charles Richard-Hamelin and Louis Lortie. He has participated in a number of 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, on generous loan by Mme Jacqueline Desmarais.