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Beliavsky, Daniel

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Daniel Beliavsky
Ph.D., New York University
Piano, Composer

Profile:

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 career in Paris.

As part of that film, Daniel completed the first commercial recording of the Sonata since Veronica Jochum’s 1971 release.  Also in 2011, Daniel recorded David Del Tredici’s *Fantasy Pieces* (1960) for a film he is producing about Del Tredici and his early compositions.  Daniel’s commercial CD releases include *The Complete Works for Solo Piano of Lukas Foss** *(2002, Sonata* bop*.com label), completed in honor of Lukas Foss’ 80th birthday.  He has also released two additional CD recordings on that same label:  *From Italy to Russia*, which* *includes works by Domenico Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, and Modest Mussorgsky, and *Ecstasy and Poetry*, which consists of multiple pieces by Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin.  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 (U.K.), 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 (U.S.), and is one of sixteen U.S. Steinway Artists to be a* Steinway Supporting Personality*. A graduate of Columbia and New York University, Daniel resides in New York City, and is a visiting professor of music theory and history at several universities.  In 2011, he was nominated for the Distinguished University Teaching Award at the New School.


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