Stratford Summer Music


Stéphane Tétreault

At 25 years of age, Stéphane Tétreault has been travelling the world since his first visit to Stratford last summer…and the world has been taking notice of the extraordinary sensitivity of his interpretations and the consummate quality of the music he creates with his travelling companion, the 1707 Stradivarius cello named the Countess von Stainlein.  The cello, once owned by the great master of this instrument, Nicolo Paganini, was purchased for Stéphane by the late Jacqueline Desmarais of Montreal so that he might have an acclaimed instrument equal to his talent; Mme Desmarais’ decision made international headlines, and Stéphane’s performances with the Countess have already proven how worthy he is to have such a grand friend in his appearances.

At the Salon, Stéphane will perform a variety of compositions including excerpts from Bach’s famous Cello Suites, and he will speak about his developing career and his international touring.

At the orchestral concert, Stéphane will present the Ontario première performance of a new work, Cello Concerto, Op. 18, by Quebec composer, Airat Ichmouratov, which has been commissioned by Orchestre Francophonie.  

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Afternoon Chamber Music Salon

Friday July 20 | 2 pm

The Bruce Hotel

$50 + HST (in advance | includes afternoon tea)

Stéphane Tétreault with Orchestre Francophonie

Saturday July 21 | 3 pm

The Avondale

$40 + 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