Daniel Wnukowski, the world-renowned pianist, was born on July 15, 1981 in Windsor. At as early as 3.5 years old Daniel showed a strong fascination for a glass piano in the Toronto music store. From that point, he was adamant about learning to play the piano. His parents first bought him a keyboard for piano lessons, and Daniel’s natural talent and desire to learn quickly progressed.
Wnukowski won his first competition at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Windsor when he was 13 years old. At that same time he wrote his first orchestral work and performed for the Windsor Symphony. At the age of 15 he went to Warsaw, Poland and studied at the Chopin Academy of Music from1997 to 2000. At that time he was also completing his Canadian High School education online. From 2000 to 2003 Daniel studied at the Peabody Institute of Baltimore and the Guildhal School of Music and Drama in London, UK. In 2006 he was accepted into the Lake Como International Piano Academy in Italy. He was one of the seven students chosen out of a pool of 500 applicants.
Daniel has won numerous prestigious piano festivals earning him the status of piano virtuoso. He is known for playing moving performances of music by great composers such as Chopin, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven that highlight his incredible skills. He currently resides in Vienna, Austria and performs around the world.
Wnukowski came back to Windsor in February 2019, to start his Canadian Piano Six tour with 5 other pianists. His first concert in Windsor involved students from Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Wnukowski invited the students on stage to play with him and let them experience the music from a different perspective, and hopefully inspire them.
Pearson, Craig.”Windsor-born piano virtuoso Wnukowski returns home for concert“. Windsor Star. 3 November 2017. Web Accessed, 23 May 2018.
Daniel Wnukowski. Concert Pianist Daniel Wnukowski Official Website. Web Accessed, 23 May 2018.