Yuli Turovsky: a students' tribute
Yuli Turovsky was a master cellist who founded the chamber music orchestra I Musici de Montréal. He died in January, age 73, from complications due to Parkinsons disease.
Four of Quebec's most talented young musicians between the ages of 14 and 23 are putting on a special benefit concert in memory of their teacher, Yuli Turovsky. One of them is Stéphane Tétrault, a cellist with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
Stéphane is already known for his talent and he's also gotten some attention for the instrument he plays. Stéphane was in the news last year when an anonymous benefactor bought a Stradivarius cello, worth 6-million dollars, and decided to lend it to him. (The benefactor has since been named: Jacqueline Desmarais, of the Desmarais Power Corporation family.)
Stéphane studied with Yuli Turovsky at the University of Montreal and even though he had offers to study around the world, he chose to stay in Quebec. Stéphane spoke with Sonali Karnick about his relationship with Turovsky and about what he's going to perform in the concert.
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