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, Sonatabop.com label), completed in honor of Lukas Foss’ 80th birthday. He has released two additional CD recordings on that 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 (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. 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 and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where in 2011 he was nominated for the Distinguished University Teaching Award.