Stéphane Tétreault

ESO Artistic Partner


Photo by: Luc Robitaille

Cellist Stéphane Tétreault first made international headlines as the recipient of Bernard Greenhouse's cello, the 1707 "Countess of Stainlein, Ex-Paganini" Stradivarius, on generous loan by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais.

In addition to innumerous awards and honours, Stéphane was recently selected as laureate of the "Classe d'Excellence de violoncelle" Gautier Capuçon from the Louis Vuitton Foundation, and was the recipient of the Fernand-Lindsay Career Award. In 2016, Stéphane made his concert debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. In 2017, he will be part of the first ever Orchestra Métropolitain European Tour with Maestro Nézet-Séguin performing the Elgar Cello Concerto at the Kölner Philharmonie in Germany and the Paris Philharmonie as well as the famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In 2018, Stéphane will make his solo debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor John Storgårds,

Stéphane has performed with violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov as well as with pianist Alexandre Tharaud. He has participated in a number of master classes — notably with cellists Gautier Capuçon and Frans Helmerson.

His debut CD, recorded with the Québec 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 given Gramophone magazine's "Critics' Choice 2016" as one of the best albums of the year. Both releases were nominated as the "Best Classical Album of the Year" at the 2013 and 2016 ADISQ Gala.

Currently 24 years old, 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 Montréal.