Daniel Wnukowski has been invited to prestigious concert halls throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia. The Polish-Canadian pianist has performed with many orchestras, including the Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Windsor Symphony, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Poznan Philharmonic, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic with conductors such as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Alain Trudel and David Amos and at numerous International Festivals such as Chopin and His Europe in Warsaw, Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, and the Pre-LSO Concert Series in London.
In 2017, he performed at the Austrian Parliament in remembrance of Holocaust victims targeted by Nazi Germany. In 2013 and 2014, he recorded and edited the complete piano works of Walter Arlen, an Austrian composer who had escaped the Holocaust, for the Austrian record label Gramola. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and other foundations for promoting the works of Jewish composers of the 20th century including Simon Laks, Karol Rathaus, Józef Koffler, Władysław Szpilman and Viktor Ullmann, among others. In 2010, he inaugurated the Chopin year in Poznań; together with Metropolitan Opera Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak he performed a special recital in Tokyo, to commemorate the unveiling of a new Chopin monument in that city. Daniel was trained at the Lake Como International Piano Academy where he worked with distinguished artists such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Menahem Pressler, Claude Frank, Fou Ts’ong, Leon Fleisher, John Perry and William Grant Naboré, at the Peabody Institute under the guidance of Leon Fleisher and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Graham Johnson and Ronan O’Hora.
Photo: (c) Łukasz Rajchert
Komponist: Józef Koffler