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artist Christina Petrowska Quilico

Performing internationally, ON, CANADA
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Hailed by the New York Times for her “promethean talent” at age 14, Christina Petrowska Quilico has appeared on the recital stage at such prestigious halls as Carnegie, Alice Tully and Merkin.

Concert tours have taken her, as a soloist and with baritone Louis Quilico, across four continents -- to Taiwan, the Middle East, France, Germany, Greece and Ukraine, and throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Her orchestral collaborations have ranged from most of Canada’s leading ensembles to the symphony orchestras of Greek Radio and Taipei.

Trained at the Juilliard School in the grand Russian and European traditions, Petrowska Quilico studied with the legendary Rosina Lhévinne as well as with Irwin Freundlich and Jeaneane Dowis.

On a French Government Grant for Doctoral studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, she also took further studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gyorgy Ligeti in Europe, and later received coaching from John Cage and Pierre Boulez.

Her knowledge and appreciation of modern music and its demands on the artist has resulted in her long being sought out by contemporary composers. She has premiered more than 100 new works, including no fewer than 16 contemporary piano concerti.

Some of these performances are captured on her Centrediscs CDs 3 Concerti and Eclipse and the upcoming Inspiration; and on Contemporary Piano Concerti (CBC Records). She has also recorded three virtuosic cycles by Ann Southam (1937-2010) for Centrediscs: Rivers, Pond Life, and most recently Glass Houses Revisited, which she edited and revised with the composer’s blessing, and which was launched at a concert March 17 at the Glenn Gould Studio. Her 25th CD, The Liszt Anniversary Collection, was also launched at that concert.

Petrowska Quilico received the 2007 Friends of Canadian Music Award from the Canadian Music Centre and Canadian League of Composers, and was among those honoured for having helped raise the profile of Canadian music, at the CMC’s 50th anniversary celebration at the National Arts Centre in 2009. Invited to perform there, she played Ann Southam’s Glass Houses No. 5. In 2010, Petrowska Quilico and composer Constantine Caravassilis were jointly named the first winners of the 2010 Harry Freedman Recording Award, from the CMC’s Harry Freedman Fund.

Equally proficient in the standard repertoire, Petrowska Quilico imparts her knowledge at York University, as Professor of Piano and Musicology, Director of Classical Piano and a member of the Graduate Faculty. Her 27 recordings include CDs of Debussy and Messiaen, Chopin and Liszt, and art song and operatic aria recitals with her late husband, Metropolitan Opera baritone Louis Quilico.

“A promethean talent” … “An extraordinary talent with phenomenal ability...dazzling virtuosity” ~The New York Times

“An astonishing pianist.” ~The Toronto Star

“Dynamic...Dramatic...Profiled expressiveness.” ~Los Angeles Times

Site: http://PetrowskaQuilico.com

Blog: http://ChristinaPetrowskaQuilico.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CPQuilico

YouTube: http://youtube.com/PetrowskaQuilico

York University profile: http://www.yorku.ca/finearts/faculty/profs/petrows/petrows.htm

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Glass Houses, Vol. 2
CentreDiscs
April, 2014
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Liszt Anniversary Collection
Centrediscs
January, 2011
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Tapestries: George Fiala, Heather Schmidt
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January, 2011
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Glass Houses Revisited
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January, 2011
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3 Concerti: Violet Archer, Alexina Louie, Larysa Kuzmenko
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January, 2010
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Pond Life
Centrediscs
January, 2009
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So You Want to Write a Fugue
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January, 2008
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Ings
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January, 2008
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Eclipse: Music of David Mott
Centrediscs
January, 2007
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Canadian Composer Portraits: Ann Southam
Centrediscs
January, 2005
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16 Portraits: Michel-Georges Bregent
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January, 2005
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Gems with an Edge
Centrediscs
January, 2001
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Chris Paul Harman
Centrediscs
January, 2001
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Romantic Gems
Independent
January, 2000
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Mr. Rigoletto: My Life in Music
Analekta
January, 2000
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Vocal Gems
Independent
January, 2000
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Northern Sirens
Centrediscs
January, 1999
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True North Festival 1998
Independent
January, 1999
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Chopin & Liszt
Independent
January, 1998
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Debussy
Independent
January, 1998
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Chants Francais et Russes
Independent
January, 1998
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Mystic Streams
Centrediscs
January, 1996
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Two of a Kind
Independent
January, 1996
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Contemporary Piano Concerti: Buhr Luedke Nishimura
CBC Records
January, 1995
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Virtuoso Piano Music of Our Own Time
Independent
January, 1994
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Catbird Seat
Centrediscs
January, 1990
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Gems
Centrediscs
January, 1989
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Ann Southam's Fast River #2: Christina Petrowska Quilico Live Piano Performance 6:02

Ann Southam's Fast River #2: Christina Petrowska Quilico Live Piano Performance

An intricate and nuanced performance, in which Petrowska Quiloco’s speed and dexterity creates, nonethess, a relaxing musical experience, evocative of running brooks, streams and rivers. Though this is a carefully-produced performance film, viewers may enjoy, at least once, listening to the full length of this piece with their eyes closed, allowing themselves to be transported in their minds, to the natural settings described in Ann Southam’s composition. Arranged and performed by Christina.

Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Ann Southam's Glass Houses Revisited #1 4:06

Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Ann Southam's Glass Houses Revisited #1

“This music isn’t just beautiful, it’s also virtuosic- and without the ongoing commitment of a pianist who was willing to cultivate the specialized technique need to play it, it’s not clear how a work like Glass Houses could or would have been created. Southam and Petrowska Quilico’s three-decade collaboration was the kind of symbiosis between composer and performer that occurs only rarely, but can produce remarkable things.” ~ Colin Eatock, CVA Toronto Notebook More: http://owl.li/9AMlh

Christina Petrowska Quilico Live Piano Performance: Ann Southam’s Fast River #6 5:12

Christina Petrowska Quilico Live Piano Performance: Ann Southam’s Fast River #6

“I didn’t think anyone would play this piece. But when Christina performed it, I loved the sound and what was happening as the hands interacted. And I loved the little tunes and motifs that could be heard in the interaction between the hands. It takes a whiz-bang pianist to make those heard. I don’t know how she does it!” ~ Ann Southam, composer More: http://owl.li/9AMlh

Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Ann Southam’s Glass Houses Revisited #5 8:47

Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Ann Southam’s Glass Houses Revisited #5

“ ★★★★ This is nothing short of miraculous. Toronto pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico elevates to poetry the complex musical loops created by Ann Southam. ...That Petrowska Quilico can perform these nine pieces is an achievement in itself; that it makes for mesmerizing listening is the magic of art.” ~ review of Glass Houses Revisited (Centrediscs CMCCD 16511) by John Terauds, Toronto Star More: http://owl.li/9AMlh

Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Constantine Caravassilis’ Visions: Rhapsodies & Fantasias: Pt. 1 3:05

Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Constantine Caravassilis’ Visions: Rhapsodies & Fantasias: Pt. 1

Christina performs an excerpt from “to a Galliform Marionette” composed by Constantine Caravassilis

This is the first of 6 previews in advance of her World Premiere performance at the Glenn Gould Studio, Tuesday Jan 22, 2013 7:30pm

Tickets: http://roythomson.com/eventdetail/1339

Updates: http://ChristinaPetrowskaQuilico.com

Paintings by Christina Petrowska Quilico

Photography and HD Slide presentation by InspireInc

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