Academic Profile

Dr Daniel Elphick is a musicologist and researcher, currently working as a Teaching Fellow in Music 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-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, and he is currently preparing a volume on socialist realism and music. 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.


Dan has recently started a Youtube channel exploring aspects of Musicology and music research, called ‘Cult of Musicology’. You can find it here:

Dan keeps a semi-active blog on his Weinberg research: