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Daniel Temnik

Daniel Temnik

Praised by audiences and musicians alike for his radiant tone, commanding technique and musical depth, Israeli-Canadian award-winning violinist Daniel Temnik is swiftly establishing himself in the forefront of prominent young Canadian musical artists. An exceptionally avid musician, Temnik’s professional engagements stem extensively in violin performance as a soloist and chamber musician within North America, Asia and Europe. Temnik is a recipient of numerous awards, scholarships and diplomas in national and international violin competitions which include the Canadian Music Competition, AFAF Golden Strings of America, Paganini International Violin Competition, Schoenfeld International Music Competition, Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and the Henri Marteau International Violin Competition. As a soloist, Temnik has concertized in such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera House, Koerner Hall, Teatro Carlo Felice, Wigmore Hall and the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. Within the past three years he has been the honoured recipient of the Catherine Royce Anderson Memorial Grant, John Montague Memorial Grant, Sika & Chris Dafeff Violin Bursary and the 2019 Benjamin Steinberg Music Legacy Award. Temnik can be found frequently in recital with sought after orchestras including the Toronto Sinfonietta, North York Symphony, Kindred Spirits Orchestra and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. In addition to his demanding schedule, Temnik is constantly featured in master classes and has received musical tutelage from various prominent musicians including Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Valery Gergiev, Victor Danchenko, Vadim Gluzman, Ilya Kaler, Miriam Fried, Andres Cardenas, and Donald Weilerstein. He was also a scholarship participant at the Keshet Eilon International Violin Mastercourse in Israel, Banff International Masterclass Seminar as well as the Young Artist Program in Ottawa. Temnik has notably studied with distinguished concert violinists and internationally renowned pedagogues Barry Shiffman and Victor Danchenko at The Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto. Temnik’s previous instruments include a 1734 Pietro Guarneri of Venice, 1785 Lorenzo Storioni and the 1740 ex-Sándor Végh Guarneri del Gesu on loan from Florian Leonhard. He currently performs on a 1770 Nicolò Gagliano.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Violin

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Russian

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own home
  • At student home
  • Online


  • Studio @ 113 Bentoak Crescent, Thornhill ON, CA, L4J8S8