Daniel Vnukowski

Performer, Writer, Educator


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!


“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


FREE Event – Zoom interview
Have you ever wanted to pick an audio engineer’s brain for tips and suggestions on how to setu...
FREE Autumn Leaves: All-Chopin Recital
This FREE virtual recital is presented by the University of Rochester: Skalny Center for Polish and ...
Beethoven’s Bagatelles
Engage directly with Daniel during the pre-concert talk, followed by an amazing, virtual performance...


RIP Leon Fleisher. Condolences to the family. ...

Summer streaming schedule —> ePianist.com ...

Happy Canada Day! From the @collingwoodfest ...

Happy Birthday improv in the style of Franz Liszt ...

Improvisation on Korngold’s opera Die Tote Stadt (the Dead City) ...


RIP Leon Fleisher

RIP Leon Fleisher

May you rest in peace, Leon Fleisher! Leon was one of my most influential teachers who helped shape my understanding of music as I know it today. Anyone who had the privilege of working with him, was immediately taken on an inquisitive quest from day one - a spirited,...

10 Commandments for Professional Pianists

10 Commandments for Professional Pianists

If you were to ask me about my strongest childhood memories, two things immediately come to mind: the piano and my school lunchbox with a blue penguin painted on its cover. All I can remember about the lunchbox was that it accompanied me everywhere I went and was made of tough tin metal, as were most lunchboxes back in the day.

Program Notes – Carnegie Hall

Program Notes – Carnegie Hall

Tonight’s program presents three musical figures that span over 250 years of Western music history. Although one can immediately note considerable differences in each composer’s style or life story, there is one binding factor that brings all three of these composers together: Each composer had left his homeland and readily assimilated into a new culture – a new home where each conceived some of his greatest works.