Personal Philanthropy

Christina and Louis Quilico Awards 

Internationally known pianist and recording artist, Christina Petrowska Quilico, established the Christina and Louis Quilico Award to honour the memory of her late husband, renowned baritone Louis Quilico. 

In addition to his extensive stage career, Louis Quilico taught at the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto, McGill University, the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts, and the Glenn Gould School. Christina decided that an award intended to encourage young musicians in the formative part of their careers would be a fitting tribute to Louis’ commitment to training the next generation of artists.

The Christina and Louis Quilico Awards are presented every two years and recognize outstanding young singers, pianists, and composers for voice. 

2019 Award Recipients
1st Prize:   Anna-Sophie Neher
2nd Prize:  Joel Allison 
3rd Prize:  Simona Genga

(l-r) COC General Director Alexander Neef, member of the OAF board of directors Judith Gelber, Second Prize Winner Joel Allison, Third Prize Winner Simona Genga, First Prize Winner Anna-Sophie Neher, Russell Braun, Christina Petrowska Quilico, Tracy Dahl.  Photo: Chris Hutcheson


Past Recipients



News Releases
Winners of the 2019 Christina and Louis Quilico Awards vocal competition   February 12, 2019
Emily D'Angelo and Danika Lorèn Take Top Prize at the 2017 Christina and Louis Quilico Vocal Awards  February 14, 2017

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