A concert pianist, pedagogue, chamber musician and winner of international and national piano competitions. Quarter-finalist of the XVth International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2005.
She holds a doctorate from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw on genre of romantic piano ballades. She also specializes in music physiology.
She was born in Montréal, Canada, into a family of musicians. She received her piano education in Warsaw under the direction of Teresa Manasterska, Kazimierz Gierżod and Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn. She graduated with honors from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music (now FCUM). She studied at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, in the class of Anna Pfeiffer (Erasmus program), She has taken part in many courses and piano masterclasses given by R. Buchbinder, A. Jasinski, W. Nossina, Sz. Esztenyi, B. Ringeissen and W. Wojtal.
Winner of international piano competitions in Rome (Italy), Narva (Estonia) and Carlet (Spain). Winner of the Third Prize in Varna (Bulgaria), as well as the Grand Prix in Konin and the Second Prize of the EPTA competition in Cracow. Participant in the quarter-final stage of the 15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Monika Quinn performs as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw and philharmonics in Lodz, Gorzow and Tallinn (Estonia), Teatro Musical in Carlet, Spain, Teatro Argentina in Rome, Datong Culture Palace in China, among others. Within the framework of cooperation with The Fryderyk Chopin Society and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, she performed Chopin recitals in Żelazowa Wola, Royal Łazienki in Warsaw, Frederic Chopin Museum, Staszic Palace and others.
She participated in music festivals: Chopin in the Luxembourg Gardens and Marathon Chopin in Paris, Polish Art Circles in China, La folle Journée de Varsovie, Music Floralia - Music in Flowers and Schumanniana in Lodz.
Together with Maria Gabryś-Heyke, she co-founded the Gabryś&Quinn Piano Duo, whose debut album "Stanisław Moniuszko - complete works for piano, 4 hands" (published by Chopin University Press) was released in 2020.
Monika Quinn works as an assistant professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Piano Department). She also teaches piano at the Zespół Państwowych Szkół Muzycznych No. 1 in Warsaw.