Born in Moscow, Yuli Turovsky’s musical awakening began early on. By the age of 7, he was seriously invested in the study of the cello. He entered the celebrated Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he had the honor to study with the celebrated Galina Kozulupova and in 1969 received First Prize in the USSR Cello Competition. The following year he was among the laureates of the 22nd Prague Spring International Competition. His studies completed, he began the first of many tours around the world as a member of the celebrated Moscow Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Rudolph Barchai.
After immigrating to Canada and establishing himself in Montreal, Yuli Turovsky carried on his brilliant musical career as a soloist, as a member of the Turovsky Duo with his wife Eleonora and as a founding member of the Borodine Trio. Created in 1977, he remained with his trio until 1993.
The quality of his performances have made him an audience favourite. The symphony orchestras of Detroit, Montreal, Chicago, Athens, Jerusalem and Stockholm have welcomed him as a soloist and he continues to be a recording artist, counting more than 80 CDs.
In spite of his formidable schedule, Yuli Turovsky continues to teach at the Faculté de musique of l’Université de Montréal where he has formed a generation of cellists. 2002 marked the 25th anniversary of musical life for Yuli Turovsky in Canada: a quarter of a century of remarkable creativity that constitutes a special heritage and a unique source of inspiration.