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Virginia Parker Prize

Stephane Tetreault credit Luc Robitaille

Stéphane Tétreault

Photo: Luc Robitaille

Current Winner

Stéphane Tétreault

In addition to innumerable awards and honours, Stéphane Tétreault has garnered great praise from the world's leading music critics. His debut CD was selected as “Editor’s Choice” in the March 2013 issue of Gramophone Magazine and his second was equally well received by The Strad and also earned him the “Critics’ Choice 2016” from Charlotte Gardner of Gramophone.

Most recently, Stéphane took part in the Orchestre Métropolitain’s first European tour with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Stéphane plays the 1707 Countess of Stainlein, Ex-Paganini Stradivarius cello, on generous loan by Mrs. Sophie Desmarais.


Read more about Stéphane Tétreault

What is this prize?

The Virginia Parker Prize is awarded to a musician, instrumentalist or classical music conductor under the age of 32 who demonstrates outstanding talent, musicianship and artistic excellence and who makes a valuable contribution to artistic life in Canada and internationally.

Prize amount


How to qualify

Apply to the Council.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all applicants.

For eligibility criteria and other requirements, the application form and further information on this prize, see the Virginia Parker Prize Guidelines.



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Who created this prize?

This prize was established by the late Virginia Parker in 1982 and is funded by an annual gift from the Virginia Parker Foundation.

For further information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer, Prizes


1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Next Deadline

April 2020


Prize Amount


By Application

Cumulative list of winners

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