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Stéphane Tétreault

“The young virtuoso cellist Stéphane Tétreault electrified the four movements (of Elgar’s Cello Concerto) with an exceedingly shiny cello, which reflected the hall’s stage lighting like a Hollywood searchlight.”                      -Toronto Star 

Just as Summer Music first introduced Jan Lisiecki to our audiences in 2010, so, this year, we are pleased to welcome Stéphane Tétreault before he undertakes a major European tour of seven concerts in six cities with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Quebec’s Orchestre metropolitain later this year.  With Stéphane in Stratford will be the same shiny cello to which the Toronto Star critic referred:   a priceless 1707 ‘Countess of Stainlein, ex-Paganini” Stradivarious instrument, on generous loan to him by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais.

In addition to innumerous awards and honours, Stéphane was selected as laureate of the 2015-2016 Classe d'Excellence de violoncelle Gautier Capuçon from the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and received the 2015 Women's Musical Club of Toronto Career Development Award. He was the very first recipient of the Fernand-Lindsay Career Award as well as the Choquette-Symcox Award laureate in 2013. First Prize winner at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life-OSM 2007 Competition, he was named Révélation Radio-Canada 2011-2012 in classical music, received the Opus Award for Discovery of the Year in 2013, and was chosen as Personality of the Week in La Presse newspaper in 2012. For three straight years, Stéphane was ranked amongst "CBC Radio's 30 Hot Canadian classical musicians under 30".


Thursday, July 27 | 2 pm | Afternoon Salon

Excerpts from Bach’s Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Cello

Plus an opportunity to meet Stéphane in conversation with Summer Music Artistic Producer John Miller.

Saturday July 29 | 2 pm with Jan Lisiecki, piano

César Franck:   Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano   

Frederic Chopin:   Sonata in G minor  for Cello & Piano  

Robert Schumann:  Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 for Piano &  Cello 

Assisted with gifts from:

Francois Morissette

Estate of J. Douglas McCullough

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Afternoon Salon

Thursday July 27 | 2 pm

The Bruce Hotel


Stéphane Tétreault with Jan Lisiecki

Saturday July 29 | 2 pm

$40 - $50 + HST (+ $5 at the door)



Stéphane Tétreault and Marie-Eve Scarfone - Haydn, Divertimento for cello and piano in D major

Stéphane Tétreault, violoncelliste - Flash Jeunesse