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2023 Spring Fundraiser at the Breakers House

Tuesday, April 25 @ 7:00 pm



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An evening of sparkling virtuosity with our special guests from Vienna, Austria. Paganini was known as the “devil of the violin” and you’ll hear musical wizardry like never before under the hands of this internationally-acclaimed ensemble. Our Artistic Director, Daniel Vnukowski, joins in on the fun with a performance on the Collingwood Music Festival’s new piano.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening starring world-class musicians arriving from Vienna, Austria direct for their upcoming Canadian tour, while enjoying handcrafted, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and wine, set to a magical sunset with 180 degree views of the bay.

Tickets are $250/person and include a $125 tax receipt.

All funds are going toward supporting the 2023 Collingwood Music Festival, including its series of summer concerts and the expansion of its youth programs.

The “Paganini Ensemble Vienna” has set its goal high in presenting the rarely played chamber music programs which offers unique insight into Paganini’s extensive oeuvre for the violin, guitar, viola, and violoncello.

These works offer not only technical virtuosity and moments of tremendous passion, but also passages expressing great tenderness, suffering, and joy. Indeed, these emotional elements are essential to understanding the music of Nicolo Paganini, who once said “We must strongly feel to make others feel.”

….a stroke of genius!

Classical FM


This assertive, fearlessly virtuosic Chopin style was filled with thoughtful exploration and a kind of questioning illumination.

New York Classical Review


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – Piano Quartet in G minor, KV 478
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Rondo. Allegro

Niccolò Paganini (1840-1782) – Quartet in A minor, Op.4 No. 1 MS 28
(violin, viola, cello and guitar)
I. Introduzione. Andante marcato
II. Vivace
III. Minuetto. Andantino
IV. Tema con variazioni. Adagietto Cantabile

Niccolò Paganini – Nel Cor Più Non Mi Sento variations for violin solo

Artist Biographies

Daniel VNUKOWSKI – Piano


The Breakers House
57 St. Lawrence St., Collingwood, ON


Amazing Sunsets, and Breathtaking Views!

This extraordinary beachfront home in Collingwood celebrates the charm of classic design with unique handcrafted finishing touches.

Guests are invited to walk around the house and enjoy the vast collection of modern, eclectic art and décor, while docents can be found in each room to answer any questions. Prepare for an unforgettable sensory experience with handcrafted food items, thought-provoking paintings, French doors leading to a romantic courtyard and a delightful music performance that will arouse your spirit next to the colossal wood-burning Rumford fireplace in the principal living room.

Dress Code: Casual Elegance
There is plenty of waterfront parking available at Sunset Point, within a short distance of the Breakers House. Please visit the official Town of Collingwood page for more details.

Our special thanks to Windrush Estate Winery for providing their award-winning wines for this event

This event has been made possible thanks to the gracious support of Engel & Völkers Collingwood.


Tuesday, April 25
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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