Jacqueline Mokrzewski has been behind the piano since the age of three. Under the teaching of Joy Anderson and later Paul Coates, Jacqueline competed in many Kiwanis Music Festivals throughout Southwestern Ontario including Kent, Essex, and later Oxford County. At the age of eight she competed in the Milosz Magin International Piano Competition and finished in the top ten of an 8-12 age group. Jacqueline began studying with Dr. Douglas Humphreys of the Eastman School of Music at age nine, and in 2003 she competed in the New York Music Teachers Association Piano Competition where she received 1st prize.
In the spring of 2005 Jacqueline received the SOCAN prize for the best played Canadian work at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Competition. In both 2007 and 2008 Jacqueline succeeded in competing in the finals of the Canadian Music Competition, finishing with 2nd prize in all of Canada for her age group. Her first competitive orchestral accomplishment was the winning of the 3rd Toronto Sinfonietta Orchestra Competition with whom she later performed Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto. In 2010 she was a semi-finalist in the 3rd Canadian Chopin Competition.
An avid teacher, Jacqueline has maintained a private music studio for both children and adults where she has enjoyed sharing the gift of music through teaching piano and voice. Likewise, Jacqueline has accompanied vocal/instrumental students in both Kiwanis Festivals and for RCM examinations. In addition to this, Jacqueline has been involved with various organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, the Polish Women’s Association, PISK, and Quo Vadis, an association for young leaders.
In 2011, Jacqueline competed in the UTSO concerto competition where she performed Liszt’s E flat major Piano Concerto and won the opportunity to perform this concerto with the UTSO. Currently, Jacqueline is studying with Professor Boris Lysenko and completing her Bachelor of Piano Performance at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music.