“Far from being merely a gifted student, Stéphane Tétreault is already quite a phenomenon. He becomes one with his instrument which seems to lead him into a musical maelstrom. The sound is rich, as well as the vibrato. The sonorous intensity persists even in the slightest nuances. The spirit of the variations is also present, for instance the light humor of the andante gracioso. Stéphane Tétreault, generous artist that one senses in full bloom, is on a path which allows him the highest hopes.” (Le Devoir, Canada)
Despite his youth, prestigious prizes and numerous tributes are quickly putting a spotlight on Quebec cellist Stéphane Tétreault. The depth and maturity of his sonority are already those of an experienced cellist. Especially after being awarded the use of a beautiful Stradivarius instrument dating from 1707, he has amazed all those who have had the privilege of seeing and hearing him play.
In April 2009, he was chosen by Michael Tilson Thomas, the youngest among 3000 musicians around the world, to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra which performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. This year, he participated in the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition which was held in June in Moskow. In 2011, Stéphane Tétreault was named Révélation Radio-Canada 2011-2012 for classical music and Personnalité de la semaine by the daily newspaper La Presse. In 2012, Stéphane released his first CD accompanied by the Québec Symphony Orchestra and maestro Fabien Gabel for the Analekta label. Stéphane also received the prestigious Prix Opus for the Découverte de l’année 2011-2012.
In 2013, he will perform at Pro Musica, on March 17, accompanied by pianist Zhengyu Chen. As an invited soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and the Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, amongst others. Next May, he will share the stage with violinist Maxim Vengerov and pianist Serhiy Salov, performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at the Gala Concert of the Montreal International Musical Compatition (MIMC).
To hear Stéphane Tétreault perform “Méditation” from the opera Thais by Massenet, click here.
To view the artist’s website, clic here.
- Joseph Haydn: Divertimento for and piano piano in D major (arr. Piatigorsky)
- Johannes Brahms: Sonata for cello and piano Nº 2 in F major, Op. 99
- Franz Schubert: Sonata « Arpeggione » in A minor, D. 821, for cello and piano