Facing COVID, a coma, and a slow recovery: Cellist Denis Brott
Internationally renowned cellist Denis Brott is familiar to our viewers as the director of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, but at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brott suddenly had issues to deal with that were even more intense than coordinating a large festival with musicians from all over the world. The musician was facing his own mortality.
In mid-March of 2020, Brott had one of the earliest cases of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization in Montreal.
Brott is nearly fully recovered, and has once again coordinated events for the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, as it celebrates its 26th year. For in-person Chamber Music events, proof of vaccination is required, plus mask-wearing during the performance. For more information about the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, head to festivalmontreal.org. To learn more about Denis Brott and his experience with COVID-19, go to denisbrottmusic.com. That’s where you’ll also find a variety of videos he’s coordinated in support of young musicians.