"Christina Petrowska Quilico is no stranger to launch events. Fancies and Interludes – violin/piano duos by Gary Kulesha, Raymond Luedecke, Oskar Morawetz and James Rolfe – to be released by the CMC’s venerable label Centrediscs on June 11 is her 12th recording on the Centrediscs label and her 37th overall.
For her partner-in-crime on the album, former Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jacques Israelievitch, it’s safe to say the CMC’s Ontario headquarters on St. Joseph St. is less familiar territory. This is his first Centrediscs CD, but a natural outgrowth of his involvement with contemporary music and a performing and recording partnership with Petrowska Quilico which has flowered since he stepped down as concertmaster of the TSO in 2008. This collaboration began in part because they are colleagues in the Department of Music at York University and in part, according to Petrowska Quilico, because of their mutual interest in contemporary music, their shared love of playing as a duo and their combined ability to embrace a wide variety of contemporary styles and approaches. (It all started in 1996 during TSO rehearsals for a piano concerto by Larysa Kuzmenko, which included a short duo.).."