Professor and Department Chair of Fine Arts and Music
Daniel Beliavsky, Ph.D., is an educator, concert pianist, music theorist, composer, and filmmaker. He has performed in Europe and throughout the United States with both orchestra and in recital, and has released three commercial CD recordings, including the world-premiere complete collection of composer Lukas Foss’s piano works. Daniel produces music documentaries through his production company, Opus1films (www.opus1films.com), which in 2011 released Sonata (1957), a film about the distinguished American composer Donald Harris’s opus one, the Sonata for piano, and about Harris’s early career in Paris. That film has been screened at Lincoln Center in New York City, and has been broadcast on public television. Daniel is now completing production of a film about Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici and the contemporary social and cultural impact of his music. Daniel has been a visiting professor of music theory, piano performance, aesthetics, writing about music, and history at several universities, including The City College of New York, The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Mannes College, and New York University. He is now Chair of the Fine Art and Music Department at Yeshiva University.