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-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 forĀ 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).


Dan is the Glorious Leader of the Cult of Musicology, a public musicology project dedicated to promoting music education, academic study of music, and new research in musicology. You can find it on YouTube here and on twitter:

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