Daniel Elphick

Daniel Elphick


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Dr Daniel Elphick is a musicologist and researcher, currently working as a Lecturer in Musicology at Royal Holloway, University of London (having also taught at Manchester, Goldsmiths, and Buckinghamshire New University). His research focuses on history and analysis of Russian and East-Central European music since the 19th century, as well as music and politics more broadly. Dan’s first book, Music Behind the Iron Curtain was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Dan is a Fellow of the Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a member of the Editorial Board for DSCH, the Shostakovich Journal. Dan is also a member of the Centre for Russian, East-Central European and Post-Soviet Music Studies (CRECEPS), Heidelberg University/Russian State Institute of Art Studies, and SCRSS, the Society for Co-Operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (London).

Education/Academic qualification

Music, PhD, The String Quartets of Mieczysław Weinberg: A Critical Study , University of Manchester

Sept 2012Aug 2016

Award Date: 22 Aug 2016

Music Performance, MRes, Keele University, Department of Music

Sept 2011Sept 2012

Award Date: 1 Dec 2012

Music, BA (Hons), Keele University, Department of Music

Sept 2008Jun 2011

Award Date: 20 Jun 2011


  • Music
  • musicology
  • Russian music
  • Music & Politics
  • Music & Ideology
  • Polish music
  • Music since 1800
  • Music analysis
  • Shostakovich
  • Weinberg
  • Music & Diplomacy

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