MUSIQUE ROYALE

Tuesday November 12 2019, 5:00 PM

Pianist Daniel Wnukowski

Hailed as “rapturous and glowing” and “an inspirational and devoted pianist”, hear Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski perform J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Schumann at Cecilia’s Retreat!

Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in prestigious concert halls. Dedicated to giving back to the country that nurtured him as an artist, Wnukowski founded “Piano Six – New Generation” to perform outreach concerts for remote communities in Canada and the “Collingwood Summer Music Festival”.

The music of interwar Jewish composers also occupies a special place in Mr. Wnukowski’s repertoire. This season he continues to focus on the music of Karol Rathaus, performing the composer’s Piano Concerto with The Orchestra Now conducted by Leon Botstein, as part of a Rathaus Festival presented by the Copland School of Music at Queens College. He made his Weill Hall recital debut in a program that included the composer’s Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 20; and released an all-Rathaus recording of solo piano music on the Toccata label. Mr. Wnukowski will be featured in a documentary on Rathaus produced by Lev Deych & Michael Haas.

Mr. Wnukowski trained at the Lake Como International Piano Academy in Italy where he worked with distinguished artists such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Menahem Pressler, Claude Frank, Fou Ts’ong, John Perry and William Grant Naboré and at the Peabody Institute of Baltimore under the guidance of Leon Fleisher.

Featuring

Daniel Wnukowski (piano)

Performances

Cecilia's Retreat
Tuesday 12 November – 5:00 PM

$35. Admission by advance reservation, please email barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca Admission by advance reservation, please email barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca