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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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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.

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Free Livestreamed Concerts

Free Livestreamed Concerts

Enjoy a series of free live-streamed recitals with Daniel Vnukowski. Help support this project!

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

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Thanks to On The Bay Magazine for a great interview. @onthebay1029 @collingwoodfest #collingwoodfest #collingwood2021 ...

Very sad to learn about the passing away of Fou Ts’ong. I worked with Fou Ts’ong several times during my Lake Como years, where we had the advantage of being able to spend many dinners together in intimate conversation, in addition to masterclasses.

While he was smoking away at his pipe, we always learned a great deal about his unique, poetic approach to music interpretation, the many incredible musicians he had collaborated with and about the unspeakable tragedy that beset his family as a result of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. His parents were targeted by the regime and eventually committed suicide; his father Fu Lei was a highly-respected translator of the works of Balzac into Chinese.

He always called me his “Polish brother”. He once told me that he would not have been alive if it wasn’t for the strong efforts of the music faculty at the Chopin Academy of Warsaw, especially Zbigniew Drzewiecki who helped him remain in Poland in the early 1950s. He later went on to win third prize at the Intl. Chopin Piano Competition and eventually settled in London, where he had lived and taught ever since.

He had a special affinity for the music of Chopin and Debussy, which left an everlasting impression on his students. He understood and grasped the many elements of Polish folklore, making him a prized interpreter of the Mazurka among other forms. Fou’s vibrant legacy lives on via his magnificent recordings and the pedagogical insights he passed onto his students, many of whom enjoy wonderful careers today.

Deepest condolences to Patsy and the family.
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RIP legendary violinist Ivry Gitlis ...

Blog

Livestreaming – A Case Study

Livestreaming – A Case Study

By Daniel Vnukowski "The business of art is no longer the communication of thoughts or feelings which are to be conceptually ordered, but a direct participation in an experience," wrote Marshall McLuhan in 1951. A tiny strand of RNA has completely altered our...

Seven Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Livestreams

Seven Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Livestreams

A reprint of an article published in the Sept/Oct Issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. “What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down,” says George in Frank Capra’s bittersweet comedy. Yes, It’s a Wonderful...

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