Denis Brott recovering from COVID-19 ordeal

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Cellist Denis Brott is out of hospital and at his retreat in the Laurentians, according to the Montreal Gazette.

The Montreal Conservatoire professor and founder of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival was admitted to Hôtel-Dieu in late March with COVID-19.

“I am at home now, after 45 days in the ICU, 38 of which were on a ventilator,” Brott is quoted as saying.

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Boris Brott, the cellist’s brother, said in April that Denis Brott became ill after returning from Holland. He also said that the 69-year-old was in an induced coma.

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival had been scheduled to run from June 12 to 21.

“We are in the process of forging ahead with planning our 2021 season with an anchoring event featuring Pinchas Zuckerman,” festival president Julia Turner Brennan said in a statement. “Where feasible, we are re-engaging our artists.”

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