Daniel Beliavsky

Daniel Beliavsky

Daniel Beliavsky
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2006 PhD
2003 MA
2000 BA
New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
New York University’s GSAS
Columbia University


Daniel Beliavsky, Ph.D., is a concert pianist, composer, music theorist, filmmaker, and
educator. He has performed in Europe and throughout the United States with both
orchestra and in recital. In 2011, Daniel produced a film documentary about the
distinguished American composer Donald Harris’ opus 1, the Sonata 1957 for piano, and
Harris’ early compositional career in Paris. As part of that film, Daniel completed the
first commercial recording of the Sonata since Veronica Jochum von Moltke’s 1971
release. Most recently, Daniel recorded David Del Tredici’s Fantasy Pieces (1960) as
part of pre-production for a film about Del Tredici and his early compositions.
Daniel’s commercial CD releases include The Complete Works for Solo Piano of Lukas
Foss (2002, Sonatabop.com label), completed in honor of Lukas Foss’ 80th birthday.
Since then, he has released two additional CD recordings on the same label: From Italy
to Russia, which includes sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, the Italian Concerto by J.S.
Bach, and Pictures from an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, and Ecstasy and Poetry,
which consists of multiple pieces by Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin. John France,
of Musicweb-International (UK), noted several first-rate performances on Ecstasy and
Poetry, writing, “Could Beliavsky have set a benchmark for all interpretations of the
Schubert Impromptu in G-flat [No. 3, Op. 90]?”
Daniel has appeared on radio and television, and has been reviewed by the American
Record Guide, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Topeka Capital-Journal, Musicweb-
International, Musical Pointers (UK), Sequenza21.com, the New Yorker Magazine, and
the New York Times. He is on the honorary board of the PianoArts National Piano
Competition and Music Festival (US), and is one of sixteen U.S. Steinway Artists to be a
Steinway Supporting Personality. In this capacity, Daniel travels throughout the
United States performing lecture-recitals and conducting master classes.
A graduate of Columbia and New York University, Daniel resides in New York City. He
is a visiting professor of music theory and history at several colleges and universities,
including the City College of New York, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and
the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where in 2011 he was nominated for
the Distinguished University Teaching Award.


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