He was recently participated in the 2016 St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in Russia, where has was a featured speaker and artist of the Forum and performed the concluding concert in the Mariinsky Theatre.
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 the U.S., as soloist with the philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, San Francisco, Minnesota, among numerous others.
Additionally, Pollack has performed solo recitals in such major music centers as London’s Royal Festival Hall; Vienna’s Musikverein; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon; Seoul’s Arts Center; Moscow’s Bolshoi Zal; New York’s Carnegie Hall; Beijing’s National Concert Hall; and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall.
Pollack is much in demand on international competition juries. He has participated several times on the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow as well as the Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition in Brussels; Vladimir Horowitz, Kiev, Ukraine; Leeds, England; Maria Callas, Athens, Greece; Hamamatsu, Japan; UNISA in Pretoria, South Africa; Anton Rubinstein, Dresden, Germany; Prokofiev, St. Petersburg, Russia; and the Rachmaninoff in Moscow, among others.
He has several recordings including on the Classical Records label titled “Daniel Pollack in Moscow;” ‘COLORS’ on RCM label; a Grammy-nominated CD for Naxos, the complete solo piano works of Samuel Barber; an all-Chopin recital recorded in the Bolshoi Zal of the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, Russia, released on Sony as well as two CDs of popular short romantic works on Four Winds.
Pollack has participated in several summer festivals as performer and in master classes including the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, Alion Baltic Festival, Estonia, Dresden Hochschule Summer Institute, among others.
Currently on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Pollack has held several visiting artist faculty positions including The Juilliard School, Columbia University and Yale’s School of Music.