Monika Quinn

    Moni­ka Quinn was born in Mon­tre­al, Cana­da, into a fam­i­ly of musi­cians but has lived in Poland since ear­ly child­hood.  She start­ed her musi­cal edu­ca­tion at the age of six, She grad­u­at­ed from the Zenon Brzews­ki Nation­al Musi­cal High School in War­saw in the class of prof. Tere­sa Man­aster­s­ka. In 2007 she grad­u­at­ed with First Class Hon­ours from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, where she stud­ied piano with prof. Anna Jas­trzęb­s­ka-Quinn and prof. Kaz­imierz Gierżod as well as piano cham­ber with prof. Maja Nosows­ka.

    Moni­ka Quinn has won prizes in sev­er­al piano com­pe­ti­tions, includ­ing first prize at the Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Piano Com­pe­ti­tion for Young Pianists in Nar­va, Esto­nia (1999), sec­ond prize at the EPTA Nation­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in Cra­cow, Poland (2000), first prize and a spe­cial award for Span­ish music inter­pre­ta­tion at the 10th Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in Car­let, Spain (2001), first prize (Pri­mo Pre­mio Asso­lu­to) at the 13th Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion for Young Pianists in Rome (2002), the Grand Prix at the Chopin Fes­ti­val in Konin, Poland (2005) as well as qual­i­fy­ing to quar­ter­fi­nals of the XV Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Com­pe­ti­tion. In 2010 she received third prize at the Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion “Chopin in Memo­ri­am” in Var­na, Bul­gar­ia.

    Moni­ka Quinn has par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Socrates-Eras­mus Pro­gramme, which enabled her to study for one year with prof. Anna Pfeif­fer at the Uni­ver­sität für Musik und darstel­lende Kun­st in Vien­na. She has also been award­ed a Pol­ish Min­istry of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage schol­ar­ship.

    The young pianist has giv­en con­certs in major con­cert halls across Poland and abroad (Chi­na, France, Spain, Aus­tria, Italy, Esto­nia, Bul­gar­ia).

    Since 2007 Moni­ka Quinn is engaged in teach­ing. She is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor at the piano depart­ment at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw. In Sep­tem­ber 2018, she obtained a PhD in music at her home uni­ver­si­ty. Moni­ka also teach­es piano at a music high school in War­saw.


last modified: 11/03/2019