Wnukowski set to wow local crowds

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HALIFAX – Hot off of his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski is hailed as “rapturous and glowing” (International Record Review) and “a pianist to watch” (New York Classical Review).

With his extensive touring experience throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, Wnukowski’s virtuosity translates easily from large venues to intimate, community settings. With a program exploring German greats along with a featured work by Zenobia Powell Perry, Wnukowski will soon begin a seven-concert tour of Atlantic Canada with Debut Atlantic. The tour will take place from November 9 to November 20, and will include five performances in Nova Scotian communities including the deCpste Performing Arts Centre on Nov. 13 and Immaculata Hall, St.F.X. University, on Nov. 9. Bothconcerts at at 7:30 p.m.

Wnukowski will also present a special program of piano works based on traditional spirituals presented by the Africville Museum, in partnership with the Port of Halifax and Debut Atlantic. This concert, titled “A Celebration of Black Composers”, will be held at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on Nov. 16 at 7:30pm. Thank you to Arts Nova Scotia and Support4Culture for their generous support. 

In addition to concert engagements, Wnukowski will be working with young students and performing at schools throughout the region. He will also participate in a video conferencing session hosted by Newfoundland’s Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI), which will be available for public viewing around the world at a date to be announced soon.                                                                                            

As one of Canada’s most prestigious classical music organizations, Debut Atlantic is committed to developing young artists and establishing new initiatives that enhance the cultural life of Atlantic Canada. Since 1979, it has treated Atlantic audiences to Canada’s most promising young musicians. Celebrating 40 years, Debut Atlantic has featured over 400 artists, gracing the stages of venues from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador to Yarmouth.

Full details on Debut Atlantic’s concert seasons and educational programs can be found at www.debutatlantic.ca.