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. 

2017 Award Recipients
co-laureats:  Emily D'Angelo and Danika Lorèn
3rd Prize:  Charles Sy

 (l-r) OAF Executive Director Alan Walker, Christina Petrowska Quilico, Third Prize Winner Charles Sy, COC Chorus Master and judge Sandra Horst, co-winners Danika Lorèn and Emily D'Angelo, soprano and judge Adrianne Pieczonka, and COC General Director and judge Alexander Neef.  Photo: Chris Hutcheson


Past Recipients



News Releases
Emily D'Angelo and Danika Lorèn Take Top Prize at the 2017 Christina and Louis Quilico Vocal Awards  February 14, 2017

Donor Testimonial:
Wuchien Michael Than

Persistence and Passion:  A Donor's Story

The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation Fund was established by Michael Than in partnership with the Ontario Arts Foundation in 2013. Funding began in 2013 and contributions continue to grow the fund and support a granting program. Michael Than created the Fund to help create opportunities for the creation, development of Asian-Canadian theatre and to develop new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights.


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