Large-scaled virtuosity – displayed in pliant, powerful fingers that unleashed torrents of sound that turned feathery flurries of delicate detachment...

The Los Angeles Times

Once again Pollack showed himself to be a player of exceptional virtuosity with rare interpretive insights and a flair that shaped everything he played.

The New York Times



Audiences across five continents – North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa — recognize the pianism of Daniel Pollack for its signature colors in sound, coupled with over-the-edge thrilling virtuosity, giving his performances an electrifying element that catches the imagination of concert audiences.  Critics speak about “his astonishing pianism,” Washington Post; “his dramatic tension, poignant lyricism,” Diapason Magazine, Paris, France; and “his torrents of sound that turned feathery flurries of delicate sounds,” Los Angeles Times. Pollack was recently featured in a profile in the New York Times headlined “Piano Man, Winning Russian Hearts and Minds” in which it was quoted, “he is now a legend in Russia.” Another profile featured in the International Herald Tribune, headlined, “A Musical ‘love affair’ with Russia.” Recent highlights include appearances as soloist with conductor Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia during the White Nights Festival and as soloist with such major international philharmonics as London’s Royal; Seoul, Korea; Moscow State Philharmonic, Russia; Hong Kong, China; Kiev Ukraine; Bogota, Colombia; Montevideo, Uruguay; and in...

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Soloist With Such Orchestras As: Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg, Russia Kiev Philharmonic, Ukraine Cairo Symphony, Egypt National Orchestra of Colombia, Bogota San Francisco Symphony, California Moscow State Philharmonic, Russia Royal Philharmonic, London Los Angeles Philharmonic Minnesota Symphony Orchestra New York Philharmonic St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russia National Philharmonic, Vilnius, Lithuania Seoul Philharmonic, Korea Vienna Symphoniker, Vienna, Austria Montevideo Symphony, Uruguay Bergen Symphony, Norway Sofia Philharmonic, Bulgaria Baltimore Symphony Solo Recitals, In Such Concert Halls As: Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria Carnegie Hall, New York City Bolshoi Zal, Moscow, Russia Royce Hall, Los Angeles UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City Vilnius Philharmonic Hall, Lithuania Musikverien — Vienna, Austria Riga Philharmonic Hall, Latvia Jones Hall, Houston, Texas National Theater, Shanghai, China Davies Hall, San Francisco Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, Russia Seoul Arts Center, Korea Bolshoi Zal, St. Petersburg Russia Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands Kiev Philharmonic Hall, Ukraine Sofia Philharmonic Hall, Bulgaria Grace-Rainey Rogers Concert Hall, NYC...

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“A performer of elegance, sensitivity and taste, with a resonant singing tone that can provoke calm and warmth as well as thunder on high.” –San Francisco Chronicle Below: Daniel Pollack is the pianist who is actually playing Amy Irving’s winning performance of the Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto – “behind the...

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Did you know that Daniel… performed at age 9 Chopin’s Concerto #1 with the NY Philharmonic was the pianist who played for Amy Irving’s winning performance in the movie, The Competition premiered the Samuel Barber Sonata in Russia …and later the Barber Concerto in South America, UK, Israel and more performed opening concert at the American Music Center in Kazakhstan continued playing Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concerto during a concert when the power shut down in the city, because a squirrel electrocuted itself two hours before his performance in Cluj Rumania, had to switch a concerto because the orchestra had prepared a different one thought it amusing when a Steinway was delivered to his concert in Alexandria, Egypt, without the pedal lyre (not so funny, really) watched in amazement  as a disaster unfolded during his recital in Popayan, Colombia, when the piano started to roll away from him on the slippery marble floor, several ivory piano keys split and fell on the floor and the pedal shaft fell off — all while...

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What Critics Are Saying


Daniel Pollack delivers a dazzling performance, reconciling dramatic tension, poignant lyricism and perfect clarity of the architecture.

Pollack’s palette of sound is significant…to hear his pianissimos live is something one should strive to do at least once.

Pollack brings out enough fantasy in Schumann’s famous suite Carnaval, to renew the piece in the listener’s ear.

Prodigious pianism of fiery energy, of dynamic articulation and fullness that towers over the competition.

Pollack embraces the Barber sonata wholeheartedly, using deep resources and myriad details.

Refined, amorous, and infused with the spirit of Chopin, the Nocturne had the imprimatur of Horowitz at Pollack’s fingertips.

Once again Pollack showed himself to be a player of exceptional virtuosity with rare interpretive insights.

Beautiful and natural fluidity, tonal elegance and unostentatious facility.

Pollack became the great name in the Chopin Concerto.

Fascinating was the quality of his (Pollack’s) sound… gentle trills revealed magical sounds.

Pollack’s playing had bravura, profound penetrating feeling and a natural gift for dramatic contrasts and colors.

He possesses a formidable range in tone – from the very powerful to a melting pianissimo.

Once again Pollack showed himself to be a player of exceptional virtuosity with rare interpretive insights.

An interpretation of great scope and abandon.

Astonishing pianism.

His star has ascended. Pollack is having the last laugh on the piano celebrities to whom fame came almost as quickly as it left.

One of the most gifted pianists around with a definite flair for the romantics…

A performer of elegance, sensitivity and taste, with a resonant singing tone that can provoke calm and warmth as well as thunder on high.

Splendid drive and virility.

Pollack’s pliant, powerful fingers unleashed torrents of sound that turned feathery flurries of delicate detachment.

  • Diapason
  • Examiner
  • American Record Guide
  • Repertoire Magazine
  • Gramophone
  • Classical Music Guide
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Beijing, China
  • Arbeiderblad
  • Drehpunkt Kultur
  • El Pais
  • South China Morning Post
  • New York Times
  • Kurier
  • The Washington Post
  • Chicago Tribune
  • TIME Magazine
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Los Angeles Times