POSTPONED: CMC Presents: Christina Petrowska Quilico & Cecilia Lee

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Event Title: POSTPONED: CMC Presents: Christina Petrowska Quilico & Cecilia Lee
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Price: $20 General Admission / $15 CMC Members/Arts Workers
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CMC Presents: Christina Petrowska Quilico & Cecilia Lee

This dazzling, jazz-inspired concert, presented in two sets, will feature contemporary Canadian compositions that were shaped by the jazz idiom.

Phil Nimmons: Piano Sonata (1949)
Michel-Georges Bregent: Le Tigre de Metal (1966, revised 1988)
Art Tatum: I’ll Never Be the Same

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Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano

Hailed by the New York Times at 14 for her “promethean talent”, Christina Petrowska Quilico has appeared at Lincoln Center and other important NYC halls, performed as soloist with orchestras in Canada, the US, Greece and Taiwan, and premiered over 150 new works, including 18 piano concertos. CBC Music named her one of 20 international “not to miss pianists” of 2014 and one of Canada’s “Top 25 Classical Pianists” in 2015. Her CD Glass Houses Revisited was one of CBC Music’s “TOP 30 best Canadian classical recordings ever”, was on two other CBC top 10 lists, and is one of Centrediscs’ all-time best-sellers. Her discography of 36 CDs – four of them JUNO nominated – includes leading contemporary composers, such classical composers as Liszt, Chopin and Mozart, and Brazilian Tangos. She was also named a Friend of Canadian Music and was one of the Canadian Music Centre’s 50 Ambassadors.

Cecilia Lee, piano

Cecilia Lee, piano, is an inquisitive, collaborative artist on all three major keyboard forms: piano, harpsichord and organ, whose work ranges from full – orchestral and graphic score readings to realization of figured/unfigured continuo parts and traditional piano writing. Performing solo, chamber and orchestral keyboard music for audiences around the world, Ms. Lee has appeared at the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes College (USA), Juilliard – Leipzig Summer Academy (USA-Germany), Casalmaggiore International Music Festival (Italy), Pablo Casals Music Festival (France), World Piano Pedagogy Conference (USA), Banff Centre of Arts (Canada), and Toronto's Jazz 91.1FM. Ms. Lee has also studied Japanese Taiko drumming with Gary Kyoshi Nagata and West African Drumming and Dancing with Fred Kwasi Dunyo.