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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Hosted River Cruise: Gems of Southeast Europe

Hosted River Cruise: Gems of Southeast Europe

12 DAY GEMS OF SOUTHEAST EUROPE RIVER CRUISE TOUR Hosted by Daniel Vnukowski SEPTEMBER 26 TO OCTOBER 7, 2024 Book this amazing river cruise tour with Clarkson Travel and enjoy Classical music events in Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade, and along the Danube as you sail...

Daniel Returns to New York

Daniel Returns to New York

Holocaust Memorial Concert, Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center in Manhattan, New York. Program will include works by F.Chopin, W.Szpilman, A.Tansman, S.Laks, M.Weinberg, R.Ryterband October 28th, 2023 at 7:30pm...

Watch Live! Daniel performs Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann

Watch Live! Daniel performs Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann

Seven nights a week on The New Classical FM, Marilyn hosts Nocturne, a 2-hour oasis for those seeking beauty in poetry and music. Now, inspired by the show and her many fans, Marilyn has gathered her favourite poems from greats like Maya Angelou to Leonard Cohen, in...

Watch! Live at ZoomerHall: Daniel Vnukowski & Kathleen Kajioka

Watch! Live at ZoomerHall: Daniel Vnukowski & Kathleen Kajioka

On June 15th, 2023, The New Classical FM celebrated old friends and new with a special concert from masterful pianist and host of Classical Jukebox, Daniel Vnukowski, along with brilliant violist and host of A Little Night Music, Kathleen Kajioka. To accompany music,...

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...

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

Jun 29
CBC Glenn Gould Studio + Google Map
Jul 09
First Presbyterian Church + Google Map
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A little backstage prayer usually helps

Kindred Spirits Orchestra Meridian Arts
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Let the show begin!

July 5-12, Collingwood Music Festival
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Digging deeper into the world of Franck’s Symphonic Variations! This masterpiece blends lyrical piano with rich orchestral textures. 🎹🎻

#ClassicalMusic #CesarFranck #SymphonicVariations #MusicMagic
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Originally a tango-habanera composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Roger Fernay, Youkali speaks of a utopian island where all our dreams come true.🎶✨

#Youkali #KurtWeill #MusicalJourney #EscapeReality #Dreamland
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Today, let's delve into the electrifying third movement of Robert Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 – the Scherzo: Molto vivace! 🌟

This movement is a burst of energy and playfulness, featuring lively rhythms and sparkling interplay between the piano and strings. 🎻🎹❤️

#ClassicalMusic #Schumann #PianoQuintet #MusicJoy
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Blog

22 Questions for Daniel Vnukowski

22 Questions for Daniel Vnukowski

Your favourite composers and why: J.S. Bach for his unsurpassed mastery of counterpoint, the supreme beauty of his major choral works and his overall intellectual profundity. Also, the whole generation of musicians who flourished after him such as his sons C.P.E Bach...

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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