Daniel Vnukowski

About

Hailed as “a pianist to watch” by New York Classical Review and “a dashing pianist” by The Sunday Times, Daniel Vnukowski tours throughout North/South America, Asia and Europe. His insightful interpretations of the standard classical music repertory are supplemented by creative projects, which resulted in a sold-out Carnegie Hall recital in 2019. In addition to participating in fundraising projects for humanitarian causes, he has performed many outreach concerts for remote communities throughout Canada and is Artist Director & Founder of the Collingwood Summer Music Festival.

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News

Radio Host at the New Classical FM

Radio Host at the New Classical FM

Daniel Vnukowski joins the New Classical FM family as a radio announcer of the Classical Jukebox. Access the radio on 96.3 FM in the Greater Toronto Area, 102.9 FM in the Southern Georgian Bay and 103.1 FM in Eastern Ontario - and worldwide via the www.classicalfm.ca...

An Enterprising Pianist

An Enterprising Pianist

Daniel Vnukowski's role as Artistic Director made waves all throughout the globe this year , with virtual concerts being reached by eager viewers in Europe, Asia and Australia. The Toronto Star called him "an enterprising pianist." "The enterprising pianist Daniel...

Summer Solstice Series

Summer Solstice Series

Daniel Vnukowski, in his role as both Artistic Director and concert pianist, announces a new series of 4 virtual events during the month of June.

A Stroke of Genius

A Stroke of Genius

Daniel’s improv session in the style of Beethoven featured on Classical FM with 55,000 FB shares.

How to Donate

How to Donate

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Projects

“Pianist Vnukowski revives music of a neglected composer in impressive Carnegie debut…this assertive, fearlessly virtuosic Chopin style was filled with thoughtful exploration and a kind of questioning illumination. For his insight and daring, no less than his advocacy of a forgotten compatriot composer, Vnukowski is a pianist to watch!”

– Linda Holt, New York Classical Review

“He didn’t simply play. He engaged.”

– William Littler, Toronto Star

“Vnukowski communicates the emotions within the music. I was moved at several points throughout the recital.”

– Myron Silberstein, Fanfare Magazine

“These technically demanding works are played to the hilt by the Polish-Canadian Daniel Vnukowski.”

– Bruno Repp, American Record Guide

“A virtuoso pianist…Vnukowski plays with sympathetic understanding.”

– Phillip Scott, Limelight Magazine

Concerts

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Gallery

Thank you for making this our best summer ever!

Highlights of the 2022 summer season included:

-Over 100 world-class performers
-3 sold-out concerts
-Over $44000 in tax receipts
-75% of our ticket patrons were first-time buyers
-100+ participants for Youth Day at Duntroon
-3 Canadian-premiere performances
-World-premiere of a work commissioned by the festival
We look forward to welcoming you back on stages soon and wish you a pleasant, peaceful remainder of the summer.

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A highlight of my week was improvising live to several silent films by Charlie Chaplin.

#charliechaplin #collingwoodfest Collingwood Music Festival

Photo: @tjallingphotography
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Photos from a successful press conference near the iconic Collingwood sign, with a few inspiring words made by MP @terry.dowdall MPP @briansaundersonpc, Collingwood Mayor @keithhullrealestate, Debora Bloom Hall from the @ontrillium Foundation and an audience made of presenting sponsors, donors, partners and media. Thank you for everyone who attended!

Photo credits: @tjallingphotography
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Amazing to share the stage with celebrated Canadian actor Graham Greene and rock star @steviesalasofficial who joined us for a pre-concert talk at our drive-in last summer. ...

A powerful climax in Richard Strauss' rare melodrama #EnochArden. Thank you Ben Heppner for joining me on this intense, musical adventure.

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A snapshot from the recital at @windrushestatewinery starring Ben Heppner and Daniel Vnukowski.
Photo Credit: @tjallingphotography

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Blog

Is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday an April Fool’s joke?

Is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday an April Fool’s joke?

For years, we've been told to use April 1 as the Russian master's official birthday and this has been confirmed by the Name Authority File on record at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Yet, Rachmaninoff himself celebrated his birthdays on April 2nd and his...

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