BM, MS (Juilliard)
Hailed by the New York Times for her “promethean talent” at her professional debut at age 14, Christina Petrowska Quilico has appeared in recital at such prestigious halls as Carnegie, Alice Tully and Merkin. As a soloist and in concert with baritone Louis Quilico, she has toured on four continents, including performances in Taiwan, the Middle East, France, Germany, Greece, Ukraine and throughout the US and Canada. Her orchestral collaborations have ranged from 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, followed by studies in Europe with leading composers, Professor Petrowska Quilico has long been one of Canada’s leading interpreters of new music. She has premiered more than 100 works, including 16 piano concerti, and has recorded some 50 discs featuring concerti, solo and chamber works by contemporary Canadian and international composers as well as standard classical repertoire. Four of her CDs of Canadian music have earned Juno nominations.
Professor Petrowska Quilico was honoured with the 2007 Friends of Canadian Music Award from the Canadian Music Centre and Canadian League of Composers, and together with composer Constantine Caravassilis received the inaugural Harry Freedman Recording Award in 2010. CBC named her one of Canada’s 25 Greatest Pianists in 2015.