A rare opportunity to hear this lively and diverse group of exceptionally talented musicians. Cellist Stéphane Tétreault, pianist Sara Davis Buechner, violinist Isabella d’Éloize Perron and violist Frédéric Lambert bring to life a repertoire flavoured with German romanticism.
Isabella d’Éloize Perron
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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. He is also the laureate of the Prix Opus for “Performer of the Year” for the 2020-21 season, awarded by the Conseil québécois de la musique and accompanied by a Canada Council grant.
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 “Critic’s 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.
Sara Davis Buechner
Sara Davis Buechner is one of the leading concert pianists of our time, praised worldwide as a musician of “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times). Japan’s InTune magazine says: “When it comes to clarity, flawless tempo selection, phrasing and precise control of timbre, Buechner has no superior.”
In her twenties, Ms. Buechner was the winner of a bouquet of prizes at the world’s première piano competitions – Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, Leeds, Salzburg, Sydney and Vienna. She won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tchaïkovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.
With an active repertoire of more than 100 piano concertos ranging from A (Albeníz) to Z (Zimbalist) – one of the largest of any concert pianist today – she has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s première orchestras. Audiences throughout North America have applauded Ms. Buechner’s recitals in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl; and she enjoys wide success throughout Asia where she tours annually.
Sara Davis Buechner’s numerous recordings have received prominent critical appraisal. Her extensive discography includes music by Bach, Brahms, Busoni, Dvořák, Mozart, Stravinsky and Turina; Hollywood piano concertos by Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman; rare American music of George Gershwin, Dana Suesse, Pauline Alpert and Joseph Lamb; and the complete piano music of Miklós Rózsa. Her piano artistry may also be heard on the recent DVD of Carl Dreiser’s 1925 silent film Master of the House, available through the Criterion Collection.
Sara Davis Buechner is Professor of Piano at the Boyer College of Music and Dance of the Temple University in Philadelphia and formerly served on the piano faculties of New York University, the University of British Columbia, and the Manhattan School of Music. She regularly presents lectures and master classes worldwide, and adjudicates international piano competition. She is a contributing editor for Dover Publications and a Yamaha artist of more than 30 years’ standing.
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