PIANO SIX GALA – DANIEL WNUKOWSKI & FRIENDS

Daniel Wnukowski is a Polish-Canadian pianist whose insightful interpretations of the classics are complemented by projects that shed light on overlooked corners of the repertoire, particularly those that connect with his Polish and Jewish cultural heritage.

Mr. Wnukowski has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia in many prestigious concert halls, including at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican in London, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and the Geidai University of the Arts in Tokyo. He has performed with orchestras including the Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Windsor Symphony, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Sinfonia Iuventus, Poznań Philharmonic, and Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic, and with conductors such as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Alain Trudel, David Amos, Tomasz Bugaj, Romolo Gessi and John Morris Russell. He is also an active chamber musician and duo pianist. His festival engagements include performances at the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy; the Pre-LSO Concert Series in London, UK; the Coppet Festival in Geneva, Switzerland; and the Euromusica Masterconcert Series and Uto Ughi Festival in Rome, Italy.

Mr. Wnukowski has an affinity for the music of Frédéric Chopin and other important Polish composers, and has performed at Chopin societies across the world in cities such as Paris, Rome, Vienna, Basel, Toronto, Tokyo, Detroit, Warsaw, Singapore, Duszniki Zdrój, and Buenos Aires, as well as with important Chopin festivals around the world including the International Music Festival ”Chopin and His Europe” in Warsaw, and the International Piano Festival Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2010, in commemoration of the Chopin bicentennial, Mr. Wnukowski performed the composer’s works worldwide, including in recital with soprano Aleksandra Kurzak in Poznań, Poland; in recital at the “Chopin in Autumn Colors” Festival in Antonin, Poland; at the unveiling of a new Chopin monument in Tokyo, Japan; and at the “Chopin by the Lake” monument at Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, among other celebratory engagements