An extraordinary talent with
phenomenal ability… dazzling virtuosity

The New York Times

There is a feeling of freedom and ebullience in these performances that I attribute mainly to the wonderful Quilico, and she is one of most satisfying pianists i have heard in this music

The American Record Guide 2018


Photo Bio

The Canadian Encyclopedia describes Christina Petrowska Quilico as “one of Canada’s most celebrated  pianists. Equally adept at Classical, Romantic and contemporary repertoires (though best known for the latter), she is also a noted champion of Canadian composers, particularly Ann Southam. Petrowska Quilico  taught piano and musicology at York University from 1987 until 2022, when she was named Professor Emerita, Senior Scholar. She has been appointed to the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario and the Royal Society of Canada.”

Petrowska Quilico is the recipient of the Friends of Canadian Music Award from the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and Canadian League of Composers and was selected as one of the CMC’s Ambassadors of Canadian music. She has been on the CBC lists of “20 Can’t-Miss Classical Pianists” and “Canada’s 25 best classical pianists”. She was also a co-winner of the inaugural Harry Freedman Recording Grant Award.

In 2021 alone, she received significant recognition for a lifetime devoted to her art.  CBC Radio Two named her to the In Concert Hall of Fame, celebrating the greatest Canadian classical musicians of all time, past and present.  York University named her one of the esteemed winners of its annual research awards that year – and again in 2022.


Read Bio


27 Oct

The London International Piano Symposium

2:30 pm, 2018 Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

05 Nov

Rzewski Festival 2018

7:00 pm, 2018 Spectrum

15 Nov

York University Faculty Concert Series: Duo Forte

7:30 pm, 2018 Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Buildiing, York University

25 Sep

Soundspinning CD Launch

5:30 pm, 2018 Canadian Music Centre

20 Oct

Canada Mosaic

7:30 pm, 2017 Roy Thomson Hall