Leong, Tétreault and Salov
They are young and handsome and from Quebec, and they are full of talent. The three stars of the Quebec and international music scene—Stéphane Tétreault, Kerson Leong, and Serhiy Salov—are back at Pro Musica with a program of majestic music from Beethoven and Brahms for the closing concert of our 2019-2020 season.
Kerson Leong, violin
Kerson Leong first took the music world by storm in 2010 by winning the coveted Junior First Prize at the prestigious Menuhin Competition. Ever since, the young Canadian violinist has astonished and won over both fellow musicians and audiences alike the world over with his rare and innovative mastery of his instrument, his natural command over the subtlest of emotions, and the colossal scope of his live performances.
An already sought-after soloist, Kerson has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues and with such ensembles as the Royal, Oslo, Royal Liège, and Kansai Philharmonic Orchestras, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Stavanger, Wuppertal, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, and Stockton Symphony Orchestras, the Orchestra national de Lorraine, and the Gulbenkian Orchestra among others. Kerson is also an avid chamber musician. Since his debut at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland in 2011, he has been featured at many renowned international festivals and concert series, including the Verbier Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Flâneries musicales de Reims, and Bergen International Festival among others.
He has been a recipient of many awards such as the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award (2015-2017) and the Young Soloist Prize 2015 by the Radios Francophone Publiques.
Kerson performs on a 1741 Guarneri del Gesu courtesy of Canimex Inc, Drummondville (Quebec), Canada.
Stéphane Tétreault, cello
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 Mrs. Sophie Desmarais.
Serhiy Salov, piano
Serhiy Salov is recognized as an outstanding pianist, whose playing is both energetic and imbued with sensitivity. He is known for his remarkable technique and exacting rigour and virtuosity, qualities that unwaveringly serve the poetry inherent in the music. Public enthusiasm and critical acclaim have amply confirmed his prominent status on the international music scene as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition, Serhiy Salov has achieved distinction for his piano transcriptions of symphonic works such as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Debussy’s Nocturnes, Mussorgsky’s Night on a Bald Mountain, and many others.
After initially learning music in Ukraine, Salov pursued his studies in London, obtaining a Master’s degree from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, followed by a Doctor of Music degree from the Université de Montréal. His gifts extend far beyond the mastery of piano technique: the disciplines of improvisation, musicology, and the study of languages complement his training and enable him to deploy a highly expressive individual approach.
A superlative concert performer, Serhiy Salov has collaborated with renowned conductors and numerous orchestras around the world. He is regularly featured at the foremost international music festivals, and has been awarded many prizes in competitions worldwide.
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300 de Maisonneuve blvd. E Montréal, QC H2X 3X6
Thursday, April 9 2020, 8pm
50$ (Not including taxes and service fees.)
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Brahms, Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F major, op. 99
Brahms, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
Beethoven, Piano Trio in D major, Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”.