Hailed as “rapturous and glowing” by International Record Review and “an inspirational and devoted pianist” by Life & Arts – Financial Times, Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Vnukowski has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in prestigious concert halls.
He has performed with many orchestras, including The Orchestra Now, Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Windsor Symphony, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Sinfonia Iuventus, Poznan Philharmonic, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic with conductors such as Leon Botstein, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Alain Trudel and David Amos. He has also performed in numerous International Festivals such as Chopin and His Europe in Warsaw, Poland; Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy; Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Pre-LSO Concert Series in London, UK.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Vnukowski’s virtual live streaming project from home has made waves internationally, reaching over half a million viewers. The livestreams have been endorsed by Fazioli Pianoforte and featured on NPR Radio, Classical FM, Ludwig Van Toronto and BBC Music Magazine playlists.
The music of interwar Jewish composers also occupies a special place in Mr. Vnukowski’s repertoire and during 2019 he continued to focus on the music of Karol Rathaus, performing the composer’s Piano Concerto with The Orchestra Now conducted by Leon Botstein, as part of a Rathaus Festival presented by the Copland School of Music at Queens College; made his sold-out Carnegie Hall recital debut in a program that included the composer’s Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 20; and released an all-Rathaus recording of solo piano music on the Toccata label. Mr. Vnukowski will be featured in a documentary on Rathaus produced by Lev Deych & Michael Haas.
Dedicated to giving back to the country that nurtured him as an artist, Vnukowski was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council to perform outreach concerts for remote, rural communities all throughout Canada together with five other pianists. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Collingwood Summer Music Festival.
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