Monika Quinn

Moni­ka Quinn was born in Mont­re­al (Cana­da), in a fam­i­ly of musi­cians. She has lived per­ma­nent­ly in Poland since her child­hood.

She start­ed to learn piano play­ing at the age of 6. She grad­u­at­ed from the Z. Brzews­ki Sec­ondary Music School in War­saw, class of Tere­sa Man­aster­s­ka. In 2007 she grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, class of Pro­fes­sor Anna Jas­trzęb­s­ka-Quinn and Pro­fes­sor Kazi­mie­rz Gier­żod. In the same year she was employed at the Com­plex of State Music Schools no.1 in War­saw, where she has worked as a piano teacher. Since 2009 she has been Assis­tant at the piano class of  Pro­fes­sor Anna Jas­trzęb­s­ka-Quinn at her par­ent uni­ver­si­ty.

Moni­ka Quinn has been award­ed at nation­al and inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions. In 1999 she won the 1st prize  at the Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Com­pe­ti­tion for Young Pianists in Nar­va (Esto­nia). In 2000 she won the 2nd prize at the All-Poland EPTA Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in Cra­cow. In 2001 she won the 1st prize and spe­cial award for per­form­ing Span­ish music at the Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in Car­let, Spain. The year 2002 brought the 1st award – ‘Pre­mio Asso­luto’ – at the Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in Rome. In 2005 she won the ‘Grand Prix’ at the Chopin Fes­ti­val in Konin, as well as she was admit­ted to the quar­ter-finals of the 15th Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Com­pe­ti­tion in War­saw. In 2010 she won the 3rd award at the inter­na­tion­al Piano  Com­pe­ti­tion “Chopin in Memo­ri­am” in Var­na, Bul­gar­ia.

Moni­ka Quinn was a hold­er of the schol­ar­ship of the Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage. In 2006 she was giv­en a schol­ar­ship as part of the Socra­tes Era­smus pro­gramme for a year-long stud­ies at  Uni­ver­si­tät für Musik und dar­stel­lende Kun­st in Vien­na, where she stud­ied in the class of Pro­fes­sor Anna Pfe­ifer. She has giv­en con­certs in many pres­ti­gious con­cert halls in Poland and abroad.


last modified: 06/02/2014