Dan Deutsch is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. Dan obtained his M.A. in music theory and composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, and B.A. in comparative literature from the Jerusalem Hebrew University. In his current research, Dan explores the musical and cultural aspects of Gustav Mahler’s symphonic works, focusing on the interaction between Mahler’s compositional approach and his status as a Jew in fin-de-siècle Vienna. Dan has presented in conferences in Canada and Israel, and is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship for International Students.
In addition to his academic activity, Dan writes music for various ensembles and orchestras. He participated in festivals and venues in Israel and Europe, among them is the the Annual Israeli Music Celebration, Tzililim ba Midbar Festival [sounds in the desert], and the Piyut Festival. In addition, Dan composed and arranged for the Jerusalem symphony orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, the "Meitar" ensemble, and many more. Dan’s pieces are performed in Israel, Europe, and Canada, and are occasionally broadcasted in the Israeli National Radio.