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Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico hosts This Is My Music
By
Cathy Irving

Published

August 18, 2016

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Christina Petrowska Quilico was only 14-years-old when the New York Times described her as "a Promethean talent." Petrowska Quilico was a pupil at the High School for the Arts in New York at the time. She had moved there from Toronto, with her mother and brother, to study at the Juiliard School. Years later, Petrowska Quilico can still be described as "Promethean." She's an astonishing pianist with a repertoire spanning four centuries. 

Petrowska Quilico honed her talents under the watchful eye of Rosina Lhevinne at Julliard. Later, two 20th-century musical giants, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gyorgy Ligeti refined her appreciation and intuitive understanding of contemporary music. Petrowska Quilico has premiered over a hundred new works with many of them dedicated to her.

Petrowska Quilico has recorded over 30 CDs to date and several have received Juno nominations. Two of her recordings have even flown into space, thanks to astronaut Steve MacLean. She is also a published author and poet and an exhibited artist. It was her art book, Opera Illustrated: An Artistic Odyssey that brought her together with the renowned baritone, Louis Quilico.  

When she's not recording and performing, Petrowska Quilico is a professor at York University in Toronto.

This Is My Music is heard Saturdays on Radio 2 at 10:00 am ET.

Christina Petrowska Quilico shares her favourite music on This Is My Music
Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico hosts This Is My Music

Christina Petrowska Quilico shares her favourite music on This Is My Music.

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