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Canadian Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico Concerts in April/May 2013 & More News

From a media release:

PIANIST CHRISTINA PETROWSKA QUILICO CELEBRATES WOMEN,
RITE OF SPRING, THE PIANO & MORE IN UPCOMING CONCERTS

TORONTO
- Canadian piano virtuoso Christina Petrowska Quilico celebrates her instrument in a number of intriguing artistic events in the coming weeks.  All take place in the Toronto area.

Widely renowned for her performances of contemporary composers and little-known repertoire, Petrowska Quilico is featured in the following presentations:

Thursday-Saturday, April 18, 19, 20, 2013 - 7:30 pm at the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street:  Rite Redux, a co-production of York U’s Departments of Dance and Music, celebrates the centennial of the iconic ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), originally choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, to the score by Igor Stravinsky.   Petrowska Quilico will perform works by Satie and Debussy, also written in 1913. & in

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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8 p.m. – Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.:  One of six pianists when Soundstreams presents Piano Ecstasy,  Petrowska Quilico joins fellow Canadians Jamie Parker, Gregory Oh and Stephen Docking, and Brazil’s Duo Gisbranco in music by diverse composers.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 8 p.m. – Cornell Recital Hall, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue , Markham
Petrowska Quilico performs Visions: Rhapsodies & Fantasias by Constantine Caravassilis at the Kindred Spirits Orchestra’s Markham Contemporary Music Festival, held at Markham’s newly built state-of-the-art Cornell Recital Hall. 

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A BUSY AND FRUITFUL YEAR
Christina Petrowska Quilico’s 2013 performing schedule began with the January 22 launch concert for the world premiere, two-CD Centrediscs recording, Visions: Rhapsodies & Fantasias.  Her 30th CD title, Visions features the solo piano music of Greek-Canadian composer Constantine Caravassilis.

Critic John Terauds called the CD “112 minutes of timeless-sounding new music for solo piano that offers something for many different kinds of listeners,” noting Petrowska Quilico’s “impeccable pacing and elegant verve. Both the music and the interpretations impress more with each listen.”

Reviewing the concert on I Care if you Listen (www.icareifyoulisten.com/2013/02/christina-petrowska-quilico-performs-caravassilis-piano-works/#more-6572), critic Justin Rito described Petrowska Quilico’s performance as “superb … She embraced each of the influences Caravassilis projected in his scores with evident ease, displaying sheer pianistic virtuosity.”

Benoît Gheeraert of Le Métropolitain deemed the event “a total success”:  “The pianist’s fingers ranged delicately over the Steinway before letting the shadow in question (in Shadow Variations on a Theme by Alan Hovhaness) slowly but surely expand until the entire room was engulfed.” 

At York University’s “musicircus” CageSpace, February 7, she performed John Cage’s 35-minute solo Cheap Imitation.

VISUAL ART: Also a gifted visual artist, Petrowska Quilico was inspired by Caravassilis’ music to reflect her response in 102 paintings.  They screened on monitors before and after her concert, and during intermission.  Some were later exhibited at the Canadian Music Centre.

The paintings will be synchronized with the actual performance via video screen projection when Petrowska Quilico repeats her Visions concert for the Kindred Spirits New Music Festival on May 4 (see above). 

UPCOMING: Upcoming are the launch of a two-CD set of Brazilian Tangos, a Women’s Gems CD, and plans to record further selections from Ann Southam’s Glass Houses Revisited.  Together with violinist Jacques Israelievitch, she is preparing Mozart sonatas, as well as piano quintets and works for violin and piano by Canadian composers for concerts and possible recordings.  One of these new works is a commission from Constantine Caravassilis for violin and piano.

Canadian Opera Company Ensemble artists will compete Monday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, in the annual Christina and Louis Quilico Awards.

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