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Contemporary music demands a particularly extraordinary sort of musician: one who can meet the ever-mounting technical demands imposed by today’s composers, and who is willing to try things that have never been done before. Christina Petrowska-Quilico is one of those musicians — possibly the most respected one in Canada. Many of the greatest Canadian composers of recent times — Ann Southam, Violet Archer, John Weinzweig — have Petrowska-Quilico to thank for bringing their music to our ears. — M.P. Essential recording: Southam: Glass Houses Revisited (Centrediscs) image credit (Supplied by Christina Petrowska-Quilico; design by Ahmed Khalil/CBC Music)

Image credit (Supplied by Christina Petrowska-Quilico; design by Ahmed Khalil/CBC Music)

Contemporary music demands a particularly extraordinary sort of musician: one who can meet the ever-mounting technical demands imposed by today’s composers, and who is willing to try things that have never been done before. Christina Petrowska-Quilico is one of those musicians — possibly the most respected one in Canada. Many of the greatest Canadian composers of recent times — Ann Southam, Violet Archer, John Weinzweig — have Petrowska-Quilico to thank for bringing their music to our ears. — M.P.
Essential recording: Southam: Glass Houses Revisited (Centrediscs)

See the complete list here: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2015/1/The-25-best-Canadian-classical-pianists

I’m so very honoured to be named one of CBC Music’s 20 can’t-miss classical pianists!  http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2014/1/From-Lang-Lang-to-Angela-Hewitt-20-cant-miss-pianists-in-2014

Christina Petrowska Quilico

Her close collaboration with the late Ann Southam has led to some of this country’s finest performances and recordings. Petrowska Quilico’s virtuosic recording Glass Houses Revisited is Centrediscs‘ best-selling CD of all time, and was heavily praised by critics. This spring she’ll release a final recording in the series, and it’s sure to be a highlight of the entire year.

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