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Daniel Temnik

Daniel Temnik

Daniel Temnik is an Israeli-Canadian award-winning violinist who is quickly gaining recognition as one of Canada's leading musical artists and educators. Praised by both audiences and musicians for his radiant tone, commanding technique, and musical depth, Mr. Temnik has extensive experience performing as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Asia, and Europe. An exceptionally avid musician, Mr. Temnik’s professional engagements stem extensively in violin performance, taking him to various corners of the globe. He 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, he 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 Benjamin Steinberg Music Legacy Award. Found frequently in recital, Mr. Temnik's engagements with sought after orchestras includes the Toronto Sinfonietta, North York Symphony, Kindred Spirits Orchestra and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. In addition to his demanding schedule, he is constantly featured in master classes and has received musical tutelage from various prominent musicians including Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Valery Gergiev, Vadim Gluzman, Ilya Kaler, Miriam Fried, Andres Cardenas, and Donald Weilerstein. Mr. Temnik has been invited on numerous occasions to be a a full scholarship participant and performer at the Keshet Eilon International Violin Mastercourse in Israel, Banff International Masterclass Seminar, as well as the Young Artist Program in Ottawa. Fervently dedicated to music outreach and pedagogy, he has been extended invitations to impart his expertise through teaching and conducting masterclasses at numerous universities, festivals, and musical institutions. Most recently, Mr. Temnik was requested to serve as a coach for the OYMI (Outstanding Young Musicians International Music Festival) orchestra and adjudicate in the competition. He will be joining Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Crow and renowned pianist James Anagnoson on the jury panel. Through his creative and engaging media presence, he is solidifying his noteworthy position in connecting communities and engaging with young audiences, aspiring musicians, and music enthusiasts beyond the concert hall in frequent collaboration with the Ethnic Channels Group, New Classical 96.3 FM, Entertainment One, and The Azrieli Foundation. Mr. Temnik studied with distinguished concert violinists and internationally renowned pedagogues Barry Shiffman and Victor Danchenko at The Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto. His 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. With his exceptional talent, vast experience, and passion for music, Mr. Temnik is sure to continue making significant contributions to the Canadian musical landscape.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Violin

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Russian

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Student's home
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio