He began to play cello at the age of seven and studied at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1969 he won the USSR Cello Competition and later became principal cello of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. He left the Soviet Union in 1976 and settled in Montreal, forming the Borodin Trio with Rostislav Dubinsky on violin and Luba Edlina on piano. As a soloist, he played with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He founded I Musici De Montréal in 1983, his wife Eleonora Turovsky being concertmaster and their daughter Natalya Turovsky also playing violin in it. He served as its conductor until May 2011.
Yuli Turovsky Discography Tracks
- 47 Instruments & Performance
- 1 Writing & Arrangement
- 35 Conducting & Leading
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken