photo by Claudia Zadory

Sunday, March 3, at 4:00 pm

 

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust,

 

USC Polish Music Center

 

and the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles 

 

present

 

Pianist Daniel Wnukowski

 

Join us for a performance by Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski, who will perform an all-Polish program of Mazurkas. The program will include works by Chopin as well as lesser-known Polish-Jewish composers who survived the Holocaust:

Alexandre Tansman, who fled Europe for Los Angeles in 1941

Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish survivor whose story was told in Roman Polanski's film The Pianist 

Karol Rathaus, a German-Austrian Jewish composer who left Germany in 1933

Roman Ryterband, a Polish-Jewish composer who fled Poland in 1939 and later settled in Palm Springs

Daniel Wnukowski has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in prestigious concert halls. His 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. 

Wnukowski was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to perform outreach concerts for remote, Indigenous communities in Canada, together with five other pianists. He inaugurated the 2017 year in Warsaw, Poland as a special guest at the National Philharmonic Hall, performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” under the direction of Jerzy Maksymiuk. In November of that year, he performed a live radio broadcast for The New Classical 96.3 FM in Toronto, containing a selection of musical works by Viennese composers.

He was 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.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance:

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