Christina Petrowska-Quilico

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Christina Petrowska Quilico photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the Bon-Pasteur chapel.

Christina Petrowska Quilico December 30, 1948 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian pianist.[1][2]

Chosen as one of Canada's 25 Best Classical Pianists Quilico is also an artist and author. She has performed with the Toronto Symphony, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, the National Arts Orchestra, etc. Her 50 plus 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 Weinzweig, Alexina Louie, Claude Vivier Christos Hatzis, John Cage 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 also collaborated with violinist, Jacques Israelievitch and her late husband, the Metropolitan Opera baritone Louis Quilico, with whom she recorded 4 CDs. Her first husband was Quebec composer Michel-Georges Bregent and she has recorded several CDs of his music. She is a Full Professor of Piano Performance and Musicology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



GLOBAL SIRENS: Music by women composers from around the world on Fleur de Son (Naxos)

SOUNDSPINNING: Music by Ann Southam on Centrediscs (Naxos)

WORLDS APART: A two CD set of music by John Rea, Peter Paul Koprowski, Steven Gellman, David Jaeger, Michel-Georges Brégent, Patrick Cardy, Diana McIntosh, and Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux Centrediscs (Naxos)

The Mozart Effect 6 CDs: 7 Mozart Concertos, Sonata for 2 pianos with Shoshana Telner, Solo Variations.

MOZART SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO Volume 2: Jacques Israelievitch, violin and Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano. Fleur de Son (Naxos) MOZART SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO Volume 1: Jacques Israelievitch, violin and Petrowska Quilico, piano. Fleur de Son (Naxos)

GLASS HOUSES COMPLETE BOX SET: ( Centrediscs)2 CDs Music by Ann Southam, the complete 15 Glass Houses

FANCIES AND INTERLUDES: Music by James Rolfe, Oskar Morawetz, Gary Kulesha and Raymond Luedeke with Jacques Israelievitch, violin on Centrediscs (2015)

GLASS HOUSES VOLUME 2 Music by Ann Southam on Centrediscs (Canadian)

TANGOS BRASILEIROS A two CD set of Tangos by Ernesto Nazareth on Marquis Classics.

VISIONS A two CD set of the complete Rhapsodies and Fantasias by Constantine Caravassilis on Centrediscs (Canadian)

TAPESTRIES Piano concerti by Heather Schmidt and George Fiala with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Warren, conductor and the Canadian Ukrainian Opera Chorus, Wolodymyr Kolesnyk, conductor, on Centrediscs (Canadian) JUNO NOMINATED

3 CONCERTI Piano concerti by Violet Archer, Larysa Kuzmenko, and Alexina Louie with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; the Toronto Symphony with Jukka Pekka Saraste, conductor; and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Alex Pauk, conductor, on Centrediscs (Canadian) JUNO NOMINATED

CONTEMPORARY PIANO CONCERTI Piano concerto by Glenn Buhr with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, conductor on CBC Records (Canadian) JUNO NOMINATED

ECLIPSE Piano concerto by David Mott with the World Chamber Ensemble, Mark Chambers, conductor. Also, solo piano music by David Mott on Centrediscs (Canadian). This CD was debuted in space by astronaut Steve Maclean on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

TRUE NORTH FESTIVAL Piano concerto by Healey Willan with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Victor Feldbrill, conductor. Recorded on location in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. on True North Festival Records (Canadian)

GLASS HOUSES REVISITED Solo piano music by Ann Southam featuring 9 revised Glass Houses recorded on Centrediscs (Canadian) One of the all-time best selling CDs for Centrediscs JUNO NOMINATED

POND LIFE A 2-CD set of music by Ann Southam recorded for Centrediscs (Canadian)


16 PORTRAITS A 2-CD set of the Romantic Etudes of Michel-Georges Brégent on Centrediscs (Canadian)

INGS A 2-CD set of music by Ann Southam, Alexina Louie, David Jaeger, William Westcott, and Omar Daniel (Canadian); and Gavin Bryars, Pierre Boulez, Toru Takemitsu, Lowell Liebermann, Henry Cowell, David del Tredici, Frederick Rzewski, Masamitsu Takahashi and Art Tatum on Welspringe Records

MYSTIC STREAMS Solo piano music by Steven Gellman, Ann Southam, and Peter Paul Koprowski (Canadian); and Gyorgy Ligeti, Toru Takemitsu, and Frederick Rzewski on Welspringe Records

NORTHERN SIRENS Solo piano music by Ann Southam, Alexina Louie, Larysa Kuzmenko, Heather Schmidt and Diana McIntosh (Canadian) on York Fine Arts Record Label

GEMS WITH AN EDGE Solo piano music by Michel-Georges Brégent and Micheline Coulombe Saint Marcoux (Canadian), and Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez and Mario Davidovsky on Welspringe Records

VIRTUOSO PIANO MUSIC OF OUR OWN TIME Solo piano music by Ann Southam, Alexina Louie (Canadian), and Henry Cowell, Olivier Messiaen, Barbara Heller, Lowell Liebermann, Frederick Rzewski, George Gershwin and Art Tatum on JLH Lasersound. This CD debuted in space with astronaut Steve MacLean.

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A FUGUE 2 Preludes and Fugues by Kati Agocs and Ana Sokolovic (Canadian) on Centrediscs

CHRIS PAUL HARMAN One major solo piece Globus Hystericus (Canadian) on Centrediscs

CATBIRD SEAT One major solo piece by David Jaeger (Canadian) with the Canadian Electronic Ensemble on Trappist Recordings

GEMS One Trio by Bengt Hambreaus (Canadian) with Joseph Petric on Conaccord Records

THE LISZT ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION Solo piano music by Franz Liszt on Welspringe Records

CHOPIN & LISZT Solo piano music by Chopin and Liszt on Welspringe Records

ROMANTIC GEMS A collection of romantic music by classical composers such as Rachmaninoff, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, etc. on Welspringe Records

DEBUSSY A collection of solo piano music by Debussy including Book Two of the Preludes on Welspringe Records

VOCAL GEMS A live recital from New York with Louis Quilico, baritone, in a program of Verdi, Duparc, Debussy, Hahn, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Loesser and Italian songs on Welspringe Records

MR. RIGOLETTO: MY LIFE IN MUSIC A compilation with Louis Quilico, baritone on Analekta records

CHANTS FRANCAIS ET RUSSES A recital of French and Russian songs with Louis Quilico, baritone on Welspringe Records

TWO OF A KIND A recital of arias and songs from opera and lieder with Louis Quilico, baritone, on York Fine Arts Label


  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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