Global Sirens

Tuesday, November 28 ⎢ 8pm
photo by Bo Huang Come and witness a brilliant musical mind unravel the mysteries of stunning repertoire written by some of today’s greatest female minds. Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico performs a concert dedicated to women composers – Meredith Monk, Sofia Gubaidulina, Ann Southam, and Diana McIntosh. With over 150 world premieres to her credit, including 35 piano concertos, Quilico’s passionate artistry and deep sensitivity is a compelling mixture that is sure to captivate. It is no surprise that she was acclaimed by CBC Music as one of Canada’s 25 best Classical Pianists in 2015.

Artistic Director : Diana McIntosh

Tuesday, November 28 ⎢ 8pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Read this announcement online here.
 

Canada Mosaic - With Glowing Hearts

October 21 & 22, 2017 7:30pm
Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Canada Mosaic - With Glowing Hearts

This all-Canadian program—curated by renowned conductor and Canadian music champion Victor Feldbrill—explores Canada’s rich history of classical composers (Somers, Freedman, Beckwith, Champagne, Archer, and Weinzweig) and spotlights Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico.

October 21 & 22, 2017
7:30pm

Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2H5

see online announcement here

CMC Presents: Christina Petrowska Quilico and Hye Won Cecilia Lee

Sunday, September 24, 2017
CMC Presents 2017/2018 season
Pianists Christina Petrowska Quilico and Hye Won Cecilia Lee perform jazz-inspired contemporary Canadian compositions


Sunday September 24, 2017
3:30pm


Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St. Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9
416-961-6601 x202

Price: $15 advance / $20 at the door
Purchase Tickets

Program
Christina Petrowska Quilico
1.Masamitsu Takahashi - Capriccio
2. Michel-George's Brégent - Metal Tiger; Go Rocker Gangs Go
3. William Westcott - Wannabe a Rag; All Boogies
4. Art Tatum - Don't Get Around Much Anymore; I'll Never Be The Same

Hye Won Cecilia Lee
1. Phil Nimmons' sonata
2. Dani Oore - The Mess
3. David Braid - Interior Castle
4. Brad Mehdlau (one selection from three pieces after Bach)
5. Christopher O'Riley - 'Everything in its Right Place' (Radiohead) .

Generously supported by The Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation, The McLean Foundation and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

see online announcement here

CMC Presents: Christina Petrowska Quilico & Ceclia Lee

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5:30 pm
This dazzling, jazz-inspired concert, presented in two sets, will feature contemporary Canadian compositions that were shaped by the jazz idiom. Pairing each set with a specially curated wine tasting, this early evening event will be sure to spark the senses.

Composers: Phil Nimmons (CMC Profile), Michel-Georges Brégent (CMC Profile)
Christina Petrowska Quilico's CMC Profile

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9

Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:30 pm

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Montreal/New Musics: Recital for SMCQ New Music Concerts

March 4th 2017

Montreal/New Musics • 8th edition (2017)

PORTRAITS ROMANTIQUES (1966 – version 1988)
performed by Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano
Michel-Georges Brégent, composer

SMCQ NMC (Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, New Music Concerts)

March 4th, 2017 at 7 :00 pm
in the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal, Québec
100, rue Sherbrooke Est
(métro Sherbrooke + autobus 24 Ouest / métro Saint-Laurent + autobus 55 Nord)

TICKETS:
• Regular: $20.00
• Senior: $15.00
• Student: $15.00
• Tickets: 514-843-9305 #301 (SMCQ)


PROGRAM:
- L’Amour Inaccessible / Unattainable Love
- Les Visionnaires incompris / Misunderstood Visionairies
- Les Formes de masques / Types of Masks
- La Solitude / Loneliness
- Romance Idyllique / Ideal Romance
- Le Pouvoir politique et l’armée / Armed Political Power
- Le Réfugié incognito / Concealed Refugee
- Le Tigre de métal / Metal Tiger
- Go Rocker-Gangs Go !


In the words of Michel-Georges Brégent “The link between emotions and the mathematical is not very obvious. I discovered this to be true in creating Portraits pour piano. I still needed a dramatic rise with a pianist playing as though they were simultaneously 6 pianists playing at once. At some point, I intuitively hit a ceiling… using mathematics, I managed to make this man walk one step further. I also realized that if we speak about an emotion as love, (…) in music this can be expressed mathematically… Express oneself. Express one’s freedom and subjectivity. Extract the coldness and the yoke of rationality and structural “parametric” thought where everything is subject to analysis. These Portraits for the piano draw or depict states yet to be, illustrate social situations, occupations and jobs. They are the logical result complimenting the transcendental executions of Liszt and Liapunov, and the studies of Chopin, Scriabine and Rachmaninoff.”

Coproduction MNM/ Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

Solo Faculty Recital at York

February 9th 2017
York University Department of Music Faculty Spotlight Series 2016-2017

Jazz, Blues, Rags and Boogies for Classical Piano


Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:30 pm
FREE ADMISSION

Tribute Communities Recital Hall
Accolade East Building
York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto


Piano Animals III : Remembering Ann Southam

12 avril 2016, 20h
Les épopées hypnotiques de fils et de canevas d’Ann Southam Glass Houses et Rivers, seront la pièce maîtresse du concert final de notre série. Présentés par la pianiste canadienne Christina Petrowska Quilico dont l’amitié et la collaboration avec Ann Southam est très présente dans leur processus de création, ces oeuvres minimales et complexes mèlent les rythmiques avec une intensité quasi rituelle.

Il n’est généralement point besoin de présenter la pianiste Christina Petrowska Quilico au public canadien comme de l’étranger. Acclamée par le New York Times dès l’âge de 14 ans pour son talent prométhéen lors de ses débuts orchestraux avec Murray Perahia, Christina Petrowska Quilico s’est produite au Carnegie Hall, au Alice Tully Hall ansi qu’au Lincoln Center et au Merkin Hall. Instruite à Juilliard, elle a créé 18 concertos pour piano ainsi que plus de 150 oeuvres. Sa collection de 37 disques inclue huit concertos pour piano, et quatre de ses albums se sont vus nominés aux prix Juno. En 2014 elle a fait partie de la liste des 20 pianistes “à ne pas manquer” de Radio-Canada.

« La musique répétitive et pulsative de Glass Houses est célébrée ici avec un éclat chatoyant, tant par la créatrice que par l’interprète... une offrande musicale respectueuse et lumineuse d’une pianiste à une amie compositrice, et de cette amie à un grand mentor contemporain. » - Frédéric Cardin, espace.mu (Radio-Canada)

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Toronto Latin American Flute Festival

April 6, 2016
Opening Gala concert on April 6, 2016
at Hart House Music Room, University of Toronto,

Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano accompanied by Alheli Pimiento and Izabella Budai in Mexican works by: Ricardo Castro, Joaquin Gutierrez Heras, Eugenio Toussaint and Samuel Zyman

FIVE SMALL CONCERTS, 2016 SEASON

Monday, January 18, 2016, 7:30pm
The Five Small Concerts present first-class, affordable chamber music for people in the GTA and beyond, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been most supportive in our efforts to bring these concerts to the public. Four concerts feature Toronto Symphony Orchestra musicians and one concert presents players from the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, who represent the future of Canadian music making.

(Note that programmes may change due to circumstances beyond the control of The Associates.)

Monday, January 18, 2016, 7:30pm

Colours in Music: Composers with Synaesthaesia
Location: Church of the Redeemer


Franz Liszt
piano solos: 'Rigoletto Paraphrase' and 'Un Rêve'

Duke Ellington
piano solos: Favorite Selections Including: Don't Get Around Much Anymore, It Don't Mean A Thing, Satin Doll, Caravan, Sophisticated Lady, Take The A Train

Jean Sibelius    
Quartet in E Flat Major JS 184    
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Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano
James Wallenberg, violin
Bridget Hunt, violin
Douglas Perry, viola
Winona Zelenka, cello


Additional repertoire:
Quintet by Amy Beach
Olivier Messiaen   piano solo

York University Faculty Concert Series

November 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
REMEMBERING ANN SOUTHAM

York music professor, pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico commemorates the fifth anniversary of the death of her long-time musical collaborator, celebrated Canadian composer Ann Southam (1937-2010) with a performance featuring Southam’s works Stitches in Time, Altitude Lake, Where and excerpts from Rivers and Glass Houses.

Christina Petrowska Quilico (left) and Ann Southam. Photo by Andre Leduc












Christina Petrowska Quilico (left) and Ann Southam. Photo by Andre Leduc

One of Canada’s foremost pianists and a multiple Juno nominee, Petrowska Quilico has appeared in solo recitals, chamber settings and with orchestras on four continents. Widely recognized as an innovative and adventurous artist, she is a longtime champion of contemporary and Canadian music. She was chosen as one of "20 Can’t-Miss Classical Pianists of 2014" by CBC Music, placing her in a shared spotlight with some of the world’s most celebrated pianists. Among her 37 recordings are several signature CDs of the music of Ann Southam.

This recital is the first performance in the 2015-16 Faculty Spotlight Series.

Free admission.

York University Faculty Concert Series

November 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Renowned Canadian virtuoso and York music professor Christina Petrowska Quilico, performs a concert with a twist on the classics. The program will feature works from Ann Southam, Steven Gellman, Patrick Cardy, David Jaeger and John Rea.

One of Canada’s foremost pianists and a multiple Juno nominee, Christina Petrowska Quilico has appeared in solo recitals, chamber settings and with orchestras on four continents. Widely recognized as an innovative and adventurous artist, she is a longtime champion of contemporary and Canadian music, but is equally at home in the traditional classical repertoire. Recently, she was chosen as one of the 20 Can’t-Miss Classical Pianists of 2014 by CBC Music, placing her in a shared spotlight with some of the world’s most celebrated pianists. Her 30+ recordings span three centuries of music, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike. She has taught piano performance and musicology at York since 1987.

This concert by Christina Petrowska Quilico is the second of four performances in the Faculty Concert Series spotlighting faculty artists in the Department of Music at York University.

Admission: $15 | students & seniors $10

Box Office: 416.736.5888 | ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice

Map & directions

York University Faculty Concert Series

November 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Renowned Canadian virtuoso and York music professor Christina Petrowska Quilico, performs a concert with a twist on the classics. The program will feature works from Ann Southam, Steven Gellman, Patrick Cardy, David Jaeger and John Rea.

One of Canada’s foremost pianists and a multiple Juno nominee, Christina Petrowska Quilico has appeared in solo recitals, chamber settings and with orchestras on four continents. Widely recognized as an innovative and adventurous artist, she is a longtime champion of contemporary and Canadian music, but is equally at home in the traditional classical repertoire. Recently, she was chosen as one of the 20 Can’t-Miss Classical Pianists of 2014 by CBC Music, placing her in a shared spotlight with some of the world’s most celebrated pianists. Her 30+ recordings span three centuries of music, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike. She has taught piano performance and musicology at York since 1987.

This concert by Christina Petrowska Quilico is the second of four performances in the Faculty Concert Series spotlighting faculty artists in the Department of Music at York University.

Admission: $15 | students & seniors $10

Box Office: 416.736.5888 | ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice

Map & directions

Jeaneane Dowis Memorial Concert

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 7pm
Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The life of artist and teacher, Jeaneane Dowis, will be celebrated by her students on what would have been her 83rd birthday.

Performers (all piano except Reyes Berrios will play flute):
Charl Louw
Christina Petrowska Quilico
Domna Candido
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Christina Petrowska Quilico Performs Southam in New York Concerts

Monday October 26 2015
PIANIST CHRISTINA PETROWSKA QUILICO CELEBRATES
ANN SOUTHAM AND OTHER CANADIAN COMPOSERS IN CONCERTS


Performs in New York Concert Commemorating Teacher Jeaneane Dowis
Recording New CD, Launches Centrediscs Boxed Set


Virtuoso pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, one of Canada’s leading interpreters of contemporary music, performs music by a number of Canadian composers, and celebrates the music of Ann Southam on the fifth anniversary of the composer’s death.  Recitals will take place in Toronto and New York in October and November.  The Southam anniversary will also be marked by the Centrediscs re-release of two of Petrowska Quilico’s acclaimed recordings as a boxed set. 

JEANEANE DOWIS MEMORIAL CONCERT – Wednesday, October 28 finds Petrowska Quilico in New York City, as one of a roster of pianists performing in memory of their great teacher Jeaneane Dowis (1932-2013), who was assistant to the legendary Rosina Lhévinne at the Juilliard School.  Petrowska Quilico, a student of Lhévinne, had also studied with Dowis at Juilliard as well as privately and at theAspen Music Festival.  

The free concert takes place Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center.  Petrowska Quilico will perform what she calls her “party piece”, Ann Southam’s Glass Houses No. 5.  October 28 would have been Dowis’ 83rd birthday.

NEW TWIST ON THE CLASSICS: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN WORKS – Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall (Accolade East Building, York University) – Petrowska Quilico, professor of piano at York University, gives a concert featuring a twist on the classics, with works by Ann Southam, Steven Gellman, Patrick Cardy and John Rea.  Rea dedicated movements of his Variations transformelles sur les“Kinderszenen” de Robert Schumann to fellow composers, past and present.  Tickets, $15; students and seniors $10, are available from the box office, 416.736.5888 orhttp://facilities.ampd.yorku.ca/home/contact-us/boxoffice.

YORK UNIVERSITY FACULTY SPOTLIGHT SERIES – Thursday, November 26th at 12:30 p.m. at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall (Accolade East, York University) – Petrowska Quilico commemorates the fifth anniversary of Ann Southam’s death by performing Southam’s Stitches in Time, Altitude Lake, Where and excerpts from Rivers and Glass Houses.  Admission is free.

Both of the York University recitals are being recorded for CDs, thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.

CENTREDISCS BOXED SET: ANN SOUTHAM’S GLASS HOUSES – Centrediscs, the recording label of the Canadian Music Centre, will release a boxed set of Christina Petrowska Quilico’s highly lauded CDs, Glass Houses Revisited (2011) and Glass Houses Volume 2 (2014) this November to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Southam’s death. Glass Houses Revisited, which Petrowska Quilico had edited and revised with Ann Southam’s blessing not long before the composer’s death, has become one of Centrediscs’ all-time best sellers.  Both the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star accorded it four stars out of four, and it was named one of “30 best Canadian classical recordings ever” by CBC Music.

Shortly before her passing, the composer praised Petrowska Quilico’s editing and performances for the Glass Houses Revisited recording, exclaiming, “I’m still blown away by the way you play Glass Houses. They’re your pieces, for sure!!!”

To date, Petrowska Quilico has recorded three major cycles by Southam for Centrediscs (including Rivers and Pond Life), for a total of six CDs on that label, in addition to Southam pieces she has recorded on four compilation discs.

More information about Ann Southam is available at www.musiccentre.ca/node/37211.

Culture Days concert and reception

September 25 at 7pm
Venue / Location: Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West.
Time: 7:00pm

Music from the Americas : The Map Room Sessions

Tuesday, July 28th at 1 pm
Map Room Session, Hart House
University of Toronto

Cost : Free


What do you do when the Pan Am games come to town?

If you’re CIUT 89.5 Station Manager & Program Director Ken Stowar, the answer is simple: you offer free live music from the Americas all summer long.

“With the Pan Games in our backyard, I decided to approach [Hart House Director of Meeting & Event Services] Paul Templin, who was very receptive and agreeable to the idea of offering free concerts to the public,” says Ken.

It made perfect sense for Hart House to agree to the idea, says Paul Templin:

‘[We’re] hosting UofT House during the Pan Am Games and Music of the Americas ties in perfectly. Every weekday visitors to Hart House, whether they are here for the Games or not, will get a little sonic flavour of the Americas. I have just sat in on the first concert with Ernest Ranglin and the sounds of Jamaica filled the first floor. What a treat. I am looking forward to a new treat every day.”
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Ken is proud of the range of artists that the public can enjoy.

“We have this wonderful quartet that’s going to perform a composition of a Brazilian composer. Classical music of South America is rarely heard or played, so we’re thrilled to have that. Obviously, we can’t have them all, but we’re going to capture a lot of the sounds that represent the Americas.”

Curated by Ken himself, the final selection includes blues, R&B, classical, jazz, folk-rock, zydeco, Cajun, bluegrass, salsa and much more. Each day features live performances by local, regional, national and international acts, some of which will heard live on CIUT. Entrance is free for all, the full lineup can be viewed here.


Chautauqua Festival, upstate New York

July 11th
Jacques Israelievitch and Christina Petrowska Quilico perform the last 4 Mozart Sonatas for violin and piano.

Lena Hall

Heather Schmidt’s 4th piano concerto

June 25, 2015 : 8pm
venue : Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

time : 8 pm

price : Tickets $15 to $35

Performance of Heather Schmidt’s 4th piano concerto

with the Kindred Spirits Symphony Orchestra

Fancies and Interludes CD Release Concert

Thursday June 11 2015 : 5pm
Please join us to celebrate the release of Fancies and Interludes featuring Jacques Israelievich, violin and Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano, performing works by Canadian composers Kulesha, Luedeke, Morawetz and Rolfe.

June 11th, 2015
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St.Joseph Street, Toronto
Doors, 5pm; Performace, 5:30pm

Reception and refreshments to follow.

Faculty Spotlight Series

March 12, 2015
venue : Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University

Mozart Late Middle Sonatas

Faculty Spotlight Series

February 5, 2015
venue : Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University

Mozart Early and Middle Sonatas and Variations

Faculty Spotlight Series

November 27th, 2014
venue : Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University

Mozart Early Sonatas and Variations

Faculty Spotlight Series

November 6, 2014 : 12:30pm
venue : Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University

time : 12:30 pm

Mozart: More Late Violin and Piano Sonatas

with Jacques Israelievitch

New Music 101

November 3, 2014 : 7pm
New Adventures in Sound Art

venue : Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St

time : 7pm 

solo piano music by Southam, Caravassilis.

Faculty Concert Series

October 23, 2014 : 7:30pm
venue: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University, Accolade East

time : 7:30 pm

The 4 Last Mozart Violin and Piano Sonatas
Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano

Israelievitch and Quilico will perform all the Mozart Sonatas in concerts during the Faculty Spotlight Series.

New Music Now II

August 4 2014
Date: August 4th, 2014

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Venue:
École secondaire publique De La Salle
501 ancienne rue St-Patrick
Ottawa ON K1N 8R3


Price: $30 (NMN I-III) General Admission

Box Office Contact: 613-234-6306, boxoffice@chamberfest.com

Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico performs works by Patrick Cardy, Steven Gellman, and Ann Southam, and the world premiere of Constantine Caravassilis’ Faster than Time

Artists
Gary Kulesha – commentator
Christina Petrovska-Quilico – piano

Programme
Patrick Cardy Masks of Astarte
Steven Gellman Fantasia on a Theme of Schumann
Ann Southam Stitches in Time
Ann Southam Glass Houses No. 12
Constantine Caravassilis Faster Than Time

Roger D. Moore
generously supported this concert.

Online Info : http://www.chamberfest.com/ai1ec_event/14-804-03/?instance_id=4625

Siskind Snapshots

August 3 2014
Date: August 3rd, 2014

Time: 17:45 – 18:30

Venue:
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper Street
Ottawa ON K2P 0G8


Price: FREE!

Box Office Contact: 613-234-6306, boxoffice@chamberfest.com

Emerging and established artists offer free, 45-minute “snapshot” performances to ticket holders of the evening’s Siskind Concert at 7:00 PM. Guest: Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico shares insights into her New Music Now programme on August 4.

Online Info : http://www.chamberfest.com/ai1ec_event/14-803-03/?instance_id=4663

Jacques Israelievitch and Christina Petrowska Quilico perform all Mozart Violin and Piano Sonatas in One Day

Sunday, May 4th
Violinist Jacques Israelievitch and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico perform The Complete Mozart Violin Sonatas Sunday, May 4 at Gallery 345, at 345 Sorauren Ave. (south of Dundas, between Lansdowne and Roncesvalles; on-street parking only).   It is believed to be a first for Toronto to hear all 28 sonatas performed live in one day.

The marathon will be divided into four concerts, at 11 a.m., and 1, 3 and 5 p.m., with only a short break in between.  Tickets, cash only, at the door, are $20 for each, or all four for $50; students $10 for one, $25 for four.  Reservations can be made by e-mailing info@gallery345.com.


Details on each concert, along with bios and other information is available at
www.gallery345.com/performances.php

Why perform all the Mozart violin and piano sonatas in one day?  Jacques Israelievitch responds, “When Edmund Hillary was asked why he climbed Mount Everest he replied: ‘Because it’s there!’  Playing the sonatas in one day allows the listener to hear the evolution of the form as the composer goes from featuring mostly the piano to making the violin gradually the equal of the piano.  

“The earlier sonatas are generally simpler, as Mozart honed his craft. They evolve into works of greater complexity and depth. The performance itself requires a lot of stamina. I am fortunate in having a piano partner who is up to the task.”

Christina Petrowska Quilico admits, “When Jacques first suggested doing this, I read through what I thought were all the sonatas and thought, ‘That’s not so hard.  I can do this!’ Then I discovered that was only half the sonatas…and the second half were really a lot trickier! But we have had a good time pushing each other to master them, and I think listeners will enjoy them.”

In preparation, the two musicians are doing a lot of stretching exercises.

Mozart (1756-1791) began writing these sonatas at age seven, publishing his first ones in 1764 and his last in 1788. Beethoven was particularly inspired in his own violin-piano sonatas by two of Mozart’s – the early and profound K. 304 in E minor, written in 1778, not long after the death of Mozart’s mother; and the second-last, K. 526 in A (1787).

Internationally renowned as individual artists, Petrowska Quilico and Israelievitch formed their duo at York University in 2008, after Israelievitch joined the faculty. They have given concerts of French Impressionist music and new Canadian works, among other things. Last November, as music director of the Koffler Chamber Orchestra, Maestro Israelievitch conducted a concert of Canadian women composers, in which Petrowska Quilico was soloist in piano concertos by Violet Archer and Heather Schmidt.

This is Israelievitch’s third single-composer-in-a-day marathon. He has performed all 10 Beethoven violin and piano sonatas as well as the complete Brahms sonatas for violin and viola at Gallery 345 and in the U.S.

 

Glass Houses Vol. 2 CD Launch Concert

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.
Doors at 5:00 p.m.
FREE
Canadian Music Centre: 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto.

The event, featuring a performance followed by a reception, is open to the public, with free admission. However, attendees are asked to register in advance, by calling 416-961-6601 ext. 201, e-mailing aayotte@musiccentre.ca or visiting www.musiccentre.ca. More information is available from these sources.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with a short performance at 5:30 p.m., followed by the reception.
 

For further information, contact:

Linda Litwack
416-782-7837
e-mail: lalitwack@rogers.com

 


Tour of Greece 2014

February 14th to March 2nd, 2014
Saturday February 15
Crete : Masterclass

Sunday February 16
Arts Conservatory of Crete, Alter Art Stage
Recital : 8pm

Tuesday February 18  
Samos : Recital : VISIONS

Friday February 21
AN Arts Artistry Cultural Centre
Composer’s Portrait + MINI Recital
 
Saturday February 22
Atenaeum Conservatory, Athens
International Culture Centre, La Divina Concert Hall
Full recital of VISIONS

Sunday February 23
AN Art Artistry Cultural Centre : Masterclass

Tuesday February 25
Paros Island : Full concert of VISIONS

Sunday March 2nd
Ionian University, Corfu
Recital and Master Class



Rivers with the Toronto Dance Theatre

January 31, 2014
Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform Ann Southam's "RIVERS" with the Toronto Dance Theatre at the Imperial Theatre, 24 Kings Square South, in Saint John, New Brunswick 8:00pm Tickets $20/30 Event details: www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca

Rivers with the Toronto Dance Theatre

January 29, 2014
Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform Ann Southam's "RIVERS" with the Toronto Dance Theatre at the Frederickton Playhouse 686, Queen Street, Frederickton, New Brunswick 7:30pm Ticets $17-34 Event details: www.theplayhouse.ca

Masterclass at the UNB Conservatory of Music

January 28th 2014
Masterclass

University of New Brunswick
UNB Conservatory of Music
Frederickton, New Brunswick

January 28th

Rivers with the Toronto Dance Theatre

January 23, 24, 25, 2014
Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Ann Southam's "Rivers" with the Toronto Dance Theatre at the Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia for 3 nights 8pm Tickets $20/30

Toronto Dance Theatre

January 23, 24, 25, 2014
Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform Ann Southam's "RIVERS" with the Toronto Dance Theatre at Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University in Halifax, Nova Scotia at 8pm Tickets $30/20 Event details www.liveartproductions.ca

Masterclass at Dalhousie University, Halifax

January 23, 2014 : 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dalhousie University Dept. of Music presents

PIANO MASTERCLASS

with Christina Petrowska Quilico


January 23, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sir James Dunn Theatre
Dalhousie Arts Centre

  PROGRAMME

Sonata in A Minor D. 784
F. Schubert (1797 – 1828)
     I.  Allegro giusto
          Leah Collins-Lipsett

Sonata No. 3 in B Minor
F. Chopin (1810-1849)
     I.  Allegro maestoso
          Ria Kim

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5……
S. Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
          Mehdi Karbasi

Valses nobles et sentimentales (I - VI)
M. Ravel (1875 – 1937)
          Janessa Stang


Tribute to Canadian Women Composers November 24 at The Music Gallery

November 24th, 2013
Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico will be the soloist in 2 piano concerti with the Koffler Chamber Orchestra, Jacques Israelievitch, conductor.

The concert is called "Music She Wrote" and is a tribute to Canadian women composers. Petrowska Quilico performs the Violet Archer "Divertimento for piano and strings" and the 3rd piano concerto by Heather Schmidt. Other composers include Ann Southam and Larysa Kuzmenko.

Petrowska Quilico's CD's resulted in 3 Juno nominations for Southam, Schmidt and Kuzmenko. The concert is at the Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto 7pm Advance tickets are $20/$15 and at the door $25/20.

Event Details at www.kofflerarts.org and at www.musiccentre.ca/node/80969.

York University Music Faculty Series

November 14th, 2013
Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform a solo recital of works by Constantine Caravassilis and Ann Southam in York's Faculty Concert Series. The event will take place at Accolade East, Tribute Communities Recital Hall at 7pm. Details to follow.

Brazilian Tangos double CD launch Marquis Records

October 28, 2013
Marquis Records will release a 2 CD set of Brazilian Tangos by Ernesto Narzareth, performed by Christina Petrowska Quilico. The official title of the CDs is Tangos Brazileiros. The launch will feature a performance of 6 Tangos. This is an invite only event. News about the CD will be posted soon.

Music and Dance at the Arts and Letters Club

October 17, 2013
Christina Petrowska Quilico joins dancer Terrill Maguire and guests in a performance of Ann Southam's Pond Life and Ravel's Violin and Piano Sonata, with Jacques Israelievith, violin. Petrowska will also perform selections of new Glass Houses by Ann Southam. This event is for members only.

Visions piano recital at Memorial University, Newfoundland

September 28, 2013
Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform a solo recital of works from her critically acclaimed double CD of Visions by Constantine Caravassilis. Her 105 paintings will be projected on the screen. The concert is part of the Concert Series at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and will take place at D. F. Cook Recital Hall at Memorial University 8pm. Tickets $20 $15 Students/Seniors.

Musicircus

August 31st, 2013
Musicircus at Dundas Square in Toronto. Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform John Cage's 35 minute solo "Cheap Imitation" at 8:30
Free

Piano Ectasy

April 26, 2013
Soundstreams presents Piano Ecstasy at Koerner Hall April 26, 2013 8pm

Christina Petrowska Quilico joins pianists Jamie Parker, Gregory Oh, Simon Docking and the Duo Gisbranco in a concert of works by Glenn Buhr (world premiere), Ann Southam, John Weinzweig, Erkki Sven Tuur, and Steve Reich.

Tickets (416)408-0208

Piano Ecstasy

April 26th, 2013
Christina Petrowska Quilico is one of Canada's top nine pianists performing in Piano Ecstasy at Koerner Hall under the auspices of Soundstreams. Go to Koerner Hall for tickets or check the Soundstreams website.

Rite Redux

April 18, 19, 20, 2013
Rite Redux York University in celebration of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform piano solos by Erik Satie and Claude Debussy written in 1913.

Information and tickets TBA

Piano Virtuoso Series at the COC Canadian Opera Company

March 6th 2013
Piano Virtuoso Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Season Centre, 145 Queen Street W. Toronto  Free 12 to 1 pm

"In Praise of Women" Program includes Ann Southam's Juno nominated Glass Houses no. 5, and works by women from Germany, France, South Africa, Australis and the US including Ragtime, Waltzes and other tonal gems.

Cage Circus

February 7, 2013
In Celebration of John Cage at York University
Christina Petrowska Quilico performs a solo 35 minute piece "Cheap Imitation" by John Cage at the Recital Hall in York University.

Centrediscs launches VISIONS Art and Music CDs at the Canadian Music Centre

January 25, 2013 5 to 7pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico will be hosting and performing selections from her new CDs VISIONS on the Centrediscs label, music written by Constantine Caravassilis. There will also be an exhibition of the paintings Christina was inspired to paint while recording the music. A selection of these 102 paintings will be on display at Chalmers House at the Canadian Music Centre. This event is free and refreshments will be served.

The Canadian Music Centre, Chalmers House 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
ON M4Y 1J9  tel: (416)961-6601X304
www.musiccentre.ca

Launch of World Premiere CDs: Visions on Centrediscs at the Glenn Gould Studio

January 22, 2013
Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Constantine Caravassilis's "Visions: Rhapsodies and Fantasias" which are
evocative, exhilarating and profoundly individual. They are visions in sound transcending lyricism to become a dramatic opera for the keyboard.
The over 100 paintings by Petrowska Quilico, inspired by the music will be projected at the concert.

Concert is at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 at the Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street. Tickets are $20/$15 available from the Roy Thomson Box Office: www.roythomson.com phone (416) 872-4255

Mozart Violin and Piano Sonatas

Thursday, November 29th 2012
Christina Petrowska Quilico and Jacques Israelievitch will perform 3 Sonatas for violin and piano by MOZART.
York Faculty Series
12:30 in the Recital Hall, Accolade East  Free admission.

Rivers with the Toronto Dance Theatre

October 20, 2012
Ann Southam's Rivers performed by Christina Petrowska Quilico and the Toronto Dance Theatre in premiere choreography by Christopher House in Oakville, Ontario Performing Arts Centre.

Rivers with the Toronto Dance Theatre

October 9th, 2012
Rivers by Ann Southam performed by Christina Petrowska Quilico in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Rivers with the Toronto Dance Theatre

June 16th, 2012
Rivers by Ann Southam with the Toronto Dance Theatre at the National Arts Centre, pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico

This is My Music on CBC

June 2nd, 2012
Christina Petrowska Quilico hosts "This is My Music" on CBC Radio 2', June 2nd 10:05am -noon EDT and est 11:05, ADT, 11:35 NDT.
Several CDs by Petrowska Quilico will be heard as well as her favorite classical and contemporary CDs. She shares her memories and stories about famous composers and events.

Constantine Caravassilis

May 28th, 2012
Recital of new piano works by Constantine Caravassilis in premiere performances by Christina Petrowska Quilico at the Arts and Letters Club 8pm Toronto, Ontario

Gallery 345 Chamber Music

May 4th, 2012 8 pm
Chamber music concert with Jacques Israelievitch, violin, Winona Zelenka, cello, Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano in a program of Mozart, Kodaly,
Morawetz, Rolfe, Kulesha.

8pm at Gallery 345, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Dance Theatre

April 25 to 30, 2012
Performing Rivers by Ann Southam for the new ballet choreographed by Christopher House for the Toronto Dance Theatre at the Fleck Theatre in Toronto.

Rivers with the Toronto Dance Theatre

April 25, 26, 27, 28 2012 : 8pm and 28 2pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico plays the virtuosic Rivers by Ann Southam with the Toronto Dance Theatre. World premiere choreography by Christopher House, Set by Michael Levine, Lighting Simon Rossiter.

at the Fleck Dance Theatre Harbourfront Centre
207 Queens Quay West

Box Office: 416 973-4000

markham new music festival

April 1st, 2012
Christina Petrowska Quilico is featured at the Markham Festival of New Music at the Markham Performing Arts Theatre, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra. 8:00pm. April 1st, 2012

Junos Classical Music Showcase

March 30, 2012
Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform 2 Juno nominated works at a Classical Showcase at the National Arts Centre, March 30, 2012 at 3:30pm. This event is sponsored by the National Arts Centre and The Canadian Music Centre.  Petrowska Quilico has 2 CDs nominated for Best Classical Composition: Glass Houses No. 5 by Ann Southam from her Glass Houses Revisited CD (Centrediscs) and Piano Concerto no. 2 written for her by Heather Schmidt and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra from her Tapestries CD (Centrediscs).

karen kieser award concert

Saturday January 28th, 2012 8 pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform a work by Constantine Caravassilis, composer and former winner of the Karen Kieser award at the concert announcing this year's Award Winner at Walter Hall, University of Toronto.

Duo recital Jacques Israelivitch/Petrowska Quilico

January 17th, 2012 7:30 pm
Duo recital with violinist Jacques Israelievitch at the York U Faculty Series, in a program dedicated to Canadian composers at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University, Toronto, Ontario

Adjudicating for Contemporary Music Festival at the Glenn Gould School

November 25, to 29 2011 at the Glenn Gould School
Petrowska Quilico will adjudicate the pianists for the competition.

Ron Westray and Christina Petrowska Quilico

Monday, November 14th, 2011 8pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico is a guest performer at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. She will accompany the trombonist Ron Westray in the world premiere of a piece written for him by David Lidov.

Kindred Spirits Orchestra

Saturday November 5th, 2011, 8pm
Performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra and conductor Kristian Alexander at the Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts, Markham Ontario.

Rogers Day Time TV interview

November 3rd, 2011 10:00am to 11:30am
Appearance on Rogers Cable TV along with conductor, Kristian Alexander. This interview will focus on the upcoming performance of Christina Petrowska Quilico in the Grieg piano concerto with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra and Mendelssohn's "Italian Symphony" conducted by Kristina Alexander on November 5th 8pm in the Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Launch of 26th CD Tapestries

November 2nd, 2011 5 to 7 pm at the Canadian Music Centre
Launch of Tapestries on the Centrediscs label- Petrowska Quilico's 26th CD and 5th concerto CD of Canadian piano concerti. It features recordings of world premiere performances of piano concerti by George Fiala at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto and by Heather Schmidt with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.

Heliconian Club "Women Composers"

October 28th, 2011, 8pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico is one of the artists performing music by women composers at the Heliconian Club on Hazelton Avenue, Toronto.

Classical 96.3 FM radio concert and interview

October 28th, 2011, 3:15pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico, conductor Kristian Alexander and Alexa Petrenko in conversation about their upcoming symphony concert featuring the Grieg piano concerto with Petrowska Quilico as soloist with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra.

CBC Radio 2 - In Concert

October 23, 2011, 11am to 3pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico is one of 10 internationally celebrated pianists in conversation about Franz Liszt, in a program celebrating the composer's 200 anniversary. The artists have released Liszt CDs this year.

Array New Music Concert in piano music of Ann Southam

October 14th, 2011, 8 pm
Playing excerpts from Rivers as part of the Arraymusic concert, The Piano Music of Ann Southam at Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue Toronto

New Music Festival at Jamers Madison University

October 4th, 2011
Piano Recital at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia as part of the New Music Festival. Playing excerpts of Rivers by Ann Southam.

New Music Festival at Jamers Madison University

October 3rd, 2011
Piano Master Classes at James Madison University www.jum.edu/music/cmf/

Toronto Heritage Dance Program

September 2011 : 15th,8pm, 16th, 8pm, 17th, 8pm, 18th, 2pm
Playing excerpts of Pond Life by Ann Southam with dancer/choreographer Terrill Maguire as part of the Toronto Heritage Dance Program.

Music of Constantine Caravassilis

May 28, 2011
Concert featuring the music of Constantine Caravassilis
Walter Hall, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music
7:30pm
Piano solos, Christina Petrowska Quilico and chamber music with guest artists

Ann Southam Tribute Concert

May 15th 2011
Christina Petrowska Quilico plays Glass Houses No. 5 and Pond Life by Ann Southam on THE SIGNAL CBC 10pm to 12pm

nellie's event

May 10, 2011
Benefit for Nellie's Event at the ROM 6:30 to 8:30pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Ann Southam's Rivers.

North York Festival Judge

April 26th to April 30th, 2011
Christina Petrowska Quilico will be a judge for the classical piano competition at the North York Festival

Ann Southam Tribute Concert

April 21, 2011
Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform selections from Glass Houses by Ann Southam and accompany dancer Terrill Maguire in the Tribute Concert for Ann Southam at McMillan Theatre, University of  Toronto, 7:30 pm

Christina and Louis Quilico Competition at the Canadian Opera Company

April 20, 2011
The Christina and Louis Quilico Competition at the Canadian Opera Company, Richard Bradshaw Hall, 5:30

Heliconian Club "From Sea to Sea"

April 8th 2011
Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform several piano works by Constantine Caravassilis.

CD Launch and Recital of CDs #24 and #25 at the Glenn Gould Studio

Thursday, March 17th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico will play a recital of Ann Southam's "Glass Houses Revisited" and launch the Centrediscs CD of the same work. Petrowska Quilico revised the work in 2010 with the composer's blessing. She will also launch her 25th CD "The Liszt Anniversary Collection" on the Welspringe label to celebrate Liszt's 200th birthday.

Classical 96.3 FM radio concert and interview

March 8th 2011 3:20pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico will play excerpts from Ann Southam's Glass Houses Revisited and Franz Liszt to celebrate her 24th and 25th CDs. Alexa Petrenko will host the show.

CCC Piano Competition 2011 Judge

February 19th to March 4th 2011
Christina Petrowska Quilico will be a judge for the piano competition.

York Faculty Series: Chamber Music

February 8, 2011 7:30pm
Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano, Jacques Israelivitch, violin, Mark Chambers, cello perform
in a Trio Recital featuring works by Mozart, Murphy, Kuzmenko and a world premiere written for this Trio by Katarina Curcin
Tickets: $15 Students and Seniors $5
Box Office: (416)736-5888 or www.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice

Recital at Arts and Letters Club

October 25th 2010
Recital: A Selection of Rivers by Ann Southam at the Arts and Letters Club at 8pm. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto
(416)597-0223

nuit blanche

October 2nd, 2010
Nuit Blanche at the Canadian Music Centre. Christina Petrowska Quilico plays selections from Ann Southam's Rivers for a one hour concert. Boardroom at 11pm at the CMC 20 St. Joseph Street. Free event.

Cutlure Days

40446
Culture Days and a New Music Marathon at Yonge/Dundas Square
4:45 to 5pm and 6:30 to 6:45pm Christina Petrowska Quilico performs 2 sets of Ann Southam's Rivers, Pond Life and Glass Houses. Free to everyone

"In Search of Eldorado" the Music of Larysa Kuzmenko

Friday, February 5th, 2010 8pm
Celebrating the music of Larysa Kuzmenko. Two Premieres featuring:
Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano, Simon Fryer, Lorna MacDonald, voice and the Riverdale Ensemble and performers from the Glenn Gould School.
Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park (Museum Subway)
Tickets: $30/20 students & seniors
Available at RCM Box Office, 273 Bloor St. West (416)408-6208 or rcmusic.ca
For information please call (416)788-8553 or email ella.poret@nyco.on.ca

York University Faculty Series

January 19th, 2010 7:30pm
Marc Chambers, cello, Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano in a concert of Sonatas by Beethoven, Barber and Brahms.
The recital is part of the York Faculty Series which take place in the Tribute Communities Recital, Accolade East Building, York U, 4700 Keele St. Toronto
Tickets: General Admission: 415. Students & Seniors $5
Box Office: (416)736-5888  www.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice

York University Noon Hour Recitals

November 24th 2009 and January 5th 2010
Christina Petrowska Quilico gave the world premiere of 30 compositions written for her by graduate composers at York University in 2 recitals at York University's Accolade East Recital Hall.

National Arts Centre

November 9th 2009
Christina Petrowska Quilico will perform at the National Arts Centre along with the Gryphon Trio and the National Arts Centre Orchestra as part of the celebration of the 50th year of the Canadian Music Centre. The concert will take place at 7:30pm. Christina Petrowska Quilico is also one of 50 Ambassadors of Canada being honored.

Jacques Israelievitch & Christina Petrowska Quilico

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 7:30pm
Duo recital by violinist Jacques Israelievitch and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico. Program features Sonatas by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and Pierne.
York University Faculty Series at the Accolade Centre Recital Hall.
Tickets $15 and $5 for students/seniors.

Launch of 22nd CD, Pond Life at the Glenn Gould Studio

Tuesday, May 12th 2009 7:30 PM
Christina Petrowska Quilico, winner of the 2007 Friends of Canadian Music Award, will perform music of Ann Southam at the Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W., Tuesday, May 12, 7:30pm. At a reception following the concert, the Canadian Music Centre launches the CD Pond Life, on the Centrediscs label, her 22nd CD.
Concert is in memory of visual artist Aiko Suzuki and in recognition of the work of the David Suzuki Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Suzuki Foundation.
Tickets are $20, $10 students and seniors and are available from the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office, 60 Simcoe Street, or online at www.roythomson.com/home.cfm or by phone at (416)872-4255. Tickets will also be sold just prior to the concert at the Glenn Gould Studio Box Office. More information at www.sumarts.com

Jacques Israelievitch,violin, Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano

January 27, 2009 7:30pm
Jacques Israelievitch, violin, Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano, Mark Chambers, cello present a recital of Debussy and Ravel violin and piano sonatas and Kelly Marie Murphy, Chan Ka Nin Trios.
The recital is part of the York Faculty Concert Series which take place in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto.
Tickets: General Admission: $15, Students & Seniors $5.
Box Office: (416)736-5888  www.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice

Ann Southam premiere

October 7 2008
Christina Petrowska Quilico will premiere a new cycle of works written for her by Ann Southam.
The performance will take place at York University as part of the Music Department Faculty Concert Series in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building on October 7th, 2009, 7:30pm.
Tickets available at the Box office (=live link to www.yorku.ca/performance/box office)

world premiere of "Pond Life" by Ann Southam written for Christina Petrowska Quilico at the Sound Symposium and a piece for dancer and piano written by Ann Southam for Terrill Maguire and Petrowska Quilico for the Sound Symposium 2008

Music Mondays

August 25th 2008
Christina Petrowska Quilico plays a recital at Trinity Church (behind Eaton Centre) on Monday, August 25th at 12 noon on the series Music Mondays. The program includes excerpts from her new CD "Ings".

INGS CD Release

May 14th, 2008
Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, one of Canada’s foremost interpreters of 20th and 21st century music, launches her 20th recording, Ings, with a mini-concert and reception on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at Yorkville’s Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. (north of Scollard Street; Bay St. subway), Toronto.

Tickets, $10, will be available at the door, or may be reserved by phoning the Heliconian Club at (416) 922-3618.  For more information, visit www.petrowskaquilico.com.

Released on the Welspringe label, Ings is a two-CD compilation of live performances recorded by and broadcast on CBC Radio during the last few years.  Selections, mainly by Canadian and American composers – along with Messiaen and Boulez from France, England’s Gavin Bryars, and Japan’s Toru Takemitsu and Masamitsu Takahashi – range from the spiritual and sacred to blues, boogies and jazz– from Alexina Louie’s Star-filled Night to a swinging Suite by William Westcott.  Produced by David Jaeger, whose Quivi Sospiri is also featured, the CD is named for the title track, 6 Ings by American composer Henry Cowell (1897-1965).  The Ings, composed in 1917, are evocative musical portrayals of Floating, Frisking, Fleeting, Scooting, Wafting and Seething.

Some of the composers are expected to be present. 

HONOR-ING – For her exceptional commitment to Canadian composers and their music, the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and Canadian League of Composers (CLC) are presenting Petrowska Quilico with their Friends of Canadian Music Award during the CLC’s Annual General Meeting, June 7 at the Music Gallery in Toronto.

COACH-ING – Petrowska Quilico was coached by Pierre Boulez for her performance of his Premiere Sonate (1946) when the celebrated French composer received the Glenn Gould Prize in 2002.  This is the performance on the disc.  Boulez, incidentally, was taught by Olivier Messiaen, who is also represented on Ings.

TITL-ING – The CD title Ings was suggested by the producer’s wife, storyteller Sally Jaeger.

PREMIER-ING IN ST. JOHN’S – Christina Petrowska Quilico will premiere Ann Southam’s  new cycle of Creeks and Rivers, which includes new works written for her, this July at the Sound Symposium in St. John’s NL (www.soundsymposium.com). She describes the concert, which she calls Soundstill, as “an hour and a half of introspective and virtuosic music.”  In the 17 movements are the premieres of Commotion Creek, Fidget Creek, Fiddle Creek and Noisy Creek, as well as Spatial View of Pond II.

Original paintings of rivers and ponds, black and white pen and ink drawings and collages by Petrowska Quilico will be displayed during the performance.

ENCOURAG-ING CANADIAN OPERA TALENT – In its third competition, the Christina and Louis Quilico Award for young opera singers attracted 59 entrants, from which 11 finalists were selected.  At the finals, on January 13 in Toronto, the $2,000 first prize was presented to baritone Alexander Hajek, who is currently a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble. The Award is administered by the Ontario Arts Foundation. The judges included Stuart Hamilton, Neil Crory and Carrol Anne Curry.