Stéphane Tétreault and Yuli’s Legacy

Stéphane Tétreault, long-time collaborator of the company, will pay tribute to the cellist and founder of the orchestra, Yuli Turovski, who was the heart and soul of I Musici of Montreal for more than 25 years. After the Haydn part, the program, conducted by Jean-François Rivest, will make way for the famous string quartet Death and the Maiden by Schubert, in which vertiginous techniques go hand in hand with great romanticism. The webcast of the concert will be available from February 17 to March 6.

The late Yuli Turovsky was truly the centre of our orchestra for over 25 years.  —  Jean-François Rivest

Stéphane Tétreault, cello

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 Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland. In 2017, he took part in the Orchestre Métropolitain’s first European tour with Maestro Nézet-Séguin performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kölner Philharmonie in Cologne and the Philharmonie de Paris. In 2018, he made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor John Storgårds.

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.

Jean-François Rivest, conductor

Audiences and critics are unanimous about Jean-François Rivest: he is a spectacular conductor endowed with tremendous energy, precision, emotion and exaltation who knows how to lead his orchestras efficiently towards artistic development. Great depths of feeling as well as a strong sense of structure characterize his interpretations.

He is presently Artistic Director and conductor of the Orchestra of the University of Montréal, The Laval Symphony and the Thirteen Strings chamber orchestra in Ottawa. Graduate of the Montréal conservatory (QC), Meadowmount (NY), Aspen (CO) and the Juilliard School of Music (New York, NY) , Rivest started out as one of Québec’s foremost violinists of his generation.

As a teacher of considerable reputation, Rivest has taught at various music camps, at McGill University, at the conservatory of the province of Québec and has been responsible for the striking development of the string department at the University of Montréal where he has tenure since 1992. He is now ‘Professeur titulaire’ (highest rank in that university) and teaches conducting. He received in 1998 one of the rare ‘Excellence Awards’ for his teaching. He is also interested in composition.

Haydn, Symphony No. 59 in A major, “Fire”
Haydn, Concerto No. 2 in D major
Schubert, Death and the Maiden

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I Musici de Montréal
Founded in 1984 by Yuli Turovsky, the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra has been sharing its passion for classical music for over 35 years. The 15 exceptional musicians who make up the orchestra bring to life a varied repertoire ranging from the 17th century to the present day, accompanied by their principal guest conductor and artistic advisor Jean-François Rivest. With a program based on tradition, originality and innovation, the Orchestra stands out for the place it gives to numerous emerging and renowned artists with whom it partners to offer you a colorful and meaningful musical experience.