Daniel Wnukowski

Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski performs throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in many prestigious concert halls. Among these, are theNational Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Wigmore Hall and Barbican in London, theAccademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and the Geidai University of the Arts in Tokyo. He has performed with many orchestras, including the Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Windsor Symphony, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Southfield Symphony, Celebrity Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Tifereth Israel Orchestra, with conductors such as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Alain Trudel, David Amos, Tomasz Bugaj, Romolo Gessi and John Morris Russell. He is also very active as a chamber musician and vocal accompanist.

Daniel Wnukowski has performed in numerous International Festivals such as Chopin and His Europe in Warsaw, Poland; Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy; Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Argentina; thePre-LSO Concert Series in London, UK; theCoppet Festival in Geneva, Switzerland; and theEuromusica Masterconcert Series and Uto Ughi Festival in Rome, Italy. Due to Wnukowski’s special affinity for Frédéric Chopin and other important Polish composers, he has also performed in Chopin societies across the world in cities such as Paris, Rome, Vienna, Basel, Toronto, Tokyo, Detroit, Warsaw, Singapore, Duszniki Zdrój and Buenos Aires where he is continuously re-engaged. His performances have been broadcasted on radio and television stations throughout the world including CBC radio, Oe1 ORF Austria, Polish Radio 2, Dublin City FM, Tuttoggi TV, Rai Uno, WGBH Boston, RSI Radio Svizzera and Last FM.

During the years 2013-2014, he recorded the complete piano works of Walter Arlen for the Austrian record label Gramola, together with violinist Daniel Hope, soprano Rebecca Nelsen and baritone Christian Immler. He also edited Arlen’s piano works for the published Doblinger based in Vienna. In March 2011, Daniel Wnukowski’s all-Liszt recital was recorded and broadcast over European and U.S. radio stations. In May 2010, he presented a special recital in Tokyo, Japan to commemorate the unveiling of a new Chopin monument in that city. This also led to a debut in Singapore, where he accompanied a traditional Chinese violin, an Erhu, in the hall of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. His outdoor concert at the Singapore Botanic Gardens entitled "Chopin by the Lake", received rousing ovations by a crowd of close to 3000 people. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts for promoting the works of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski as well as the works of exiled composers of the early 20th century including Szymon Laks, Karol Rathaus, Józef Koffler, Władysław Szpilman, Viktor Ullmann, Alfred Schnittke, György Ligeti, György Kurtág, among others.

Daniel Wnukowski is equally renowned as a collaborative pianist. In 2010, he was chosen as a Samling Artist which culminated in a recital together with other Samling Artists and Leaders including Sir Thomas Allen, Angelika Kirchschlager and Malcolm Martineau in Wigmore Hall. That same year, he accompanied three singers at the Barbican in London, UK in an evening of songs by Richard Strauss and took part in Iain Burnside’s project entitled "Lads in Their Hundreds" at King’s Place, also in London. In 2007, he performed Brahms 2nd piano concerto and Mozart’s KV595 with the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, Poland which was broadcast on Polish radio stations under the direction of Tomasz Bugaj.

In 2006, Wnukowski was one of 7 students out of a pool of 500 applications of pianists to be accepted into the Lake Como International Piano Academy in Italy where he worked with distinguished artists such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Menahem Pressler, John Perry, Claude Frank, William Grant Naboré, Fou Ts’ong and Andreas Staier and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Ronan O’Hora and Graham Johnson. In 2003, he completed his studies at the Peabody Institute of Baltimore under the guidance of Leon Fleisher and took part in a special project devoted to the performance and study of the complete piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven.