Monika Quinn

Information about concert

Date: 04.11.2016
Place: Datong Culture Palace

About the musician:

Monika Quinn was born in Montreal, Canada, into a family of musicians but lived in Poland since early childhood. She started her musical education at age of six. In 2007 she graduated with First Class Honours from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. Monika 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.

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) and third prize at the International Piano Competition “Chopin in Memoriam” in Varna, Bulgaria (2010).

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

Monika Quinn is also engaged in teaching. She teaches piano at a music high school in Warsaw and at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw as Prof. Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn’s assistant.