Christina Petrowska-Quilico

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Christina Petrowska-Quilico (born Christina Elena Petrowska; December 30, 1948 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian pianist.[1][2]

Professor Quilico is a pianist, artist and author. She has performed with the Toronto Symphony, TaiPei Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, the National Arts Orchestra, etc. Her 30 CDs include solo, chamber and orchestral works. Four of her CDs have been nominated for Junos in the Best Classical Composition Category. Her CDs include 8 Canadian piano concerti with the Toronto Symphony, Jukka Pekka Saraste, conductor, Vancouver CBC Symphony, Sir John Eliot Gardiner to name a few. She has worked with leading composers such as Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Gyorgy Ligeti, Ann Southam, John Weizweig, Alexina Louie, Claude Vivier and Luis de Pablo. Among numerous awards, she was the recipient of a Canada Council doctoral fellowship and French Government Grant for doctoral studies at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. She has premiered numerous new works by Canadian composers. She is a Full Professor of Piano Performance and Musicology at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her first husband was the late Quebec composer Michel-Georges Bregent. She is the widow of baritone Louis Quilico.


  1. ^ Church, Sarah; Nygaard King, Betty; Plouffe, Hélène. "Christina Petrowska Quilico". The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. The Historica Dominion Institute. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Faculty » CHRISTINA PETROWSKA QUILICO". York University. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 

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