Cellist Stéphane Tétreault first made international headlines two years ago as the recipient of Bernard Greenhouse's cello, the 1707 "Countess of Stainlein, Ex-Paganini" Stradivarius, on loan by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais. The release of his debut CD, featuring the works of Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky, was met with critical acclaim in Canada and recently praised in classical music's world-leading Gramophone and The Strad magazines. Along with having been named Révélation Radio-Canada 2011-2012 in classical music, Stéphane Tétreault was chosen as Personality of the Week and amongst the Top 25 Artists of 2012 in La Presse. 2013 was no less successful: beyond having been in nomination for Personality of the Year in La Presse, he also found himself awarded the Prix Opus for Découverte de l'année, the Choquette-Symcox Award by the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada Foundation, the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award and was named amongst CBC Radio's 30 Hot Canadian classical musicians under 30 for the past two years. Stéphane was also selected as the very first recipient of the Fernand-Lindsay Award, an initiative of the Père Lindsay Fondation.
This coming season, Stéphane will be the first ever Soloist-in-Residence with the Orchestre Métropolitain. Alongside conductors Alexandre Bloch and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, he will perform a series of concerts that will bring him from Montreal's Maison Symphonique to the National Arts Center in Ottawa and The Royal Conservatory's Koerner Hall in Toronto. As well as making his debut at the Louvre Museum Auditorium in Paris, Stéphane will be releasing his second CD in the spring.
In 2010, he shared the stage with the violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov, and more recently in May 2013 in Beethoven's Triple Concerto. In 2012, he was a guest soloist with the Orchestre Métropolitain at Montreal's Maison Symphonique with conductor Julian Kuerti and, later in the year, with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin – performances which garnered him great critical acclaim from the Quebec press.
First Prize winner at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life-OSM 2007 Competition, Stéphane was also invited to participate in the prestigious 2008 Geneva International Cello Competition, the 2009 Rostropovich Cello Competition, and the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition.
Now 21 years old, Stéphane was a student of the late cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky for more than 10 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Music Performance at University of Montreal.