HILAN WARSHAW is a director and writer. His films include THROUGH THE DARKNESS (broadcast on ORF, SVT, YLE, and Medici TV); SECRET SONG (SVT, Allegro HD, EuroArts); WAGNER’S JEWS (WDR/ARTE, PBS-WNET, Israel’s Channel 8 and others); IN THE KEY OF BACH (PBS-Georgia Public Broadcasting); and the forthcoming MAHLER IN NEW YORK (SVT); and HONORABLE MR. MORGENTHAU. Hilan is also currently developing a feature screenplay, and is video director and host of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s video concerts, released on demand and broadcast on local NBC and PBS. One of these, the ASO Holiday Celebration, was recently nominated for a 2023 Southeast Emmy. He was a 2021/2022 Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow, and has served as an International Emmy Awards juror.
Alongside his film and television work, he has taught at Barnard College and Western Carolina University, and has been a lecturer and panelist at venues including London’s Barbican Centre, Stockholm’s Royal Academy of Arts, Yale University, Boston University, NYU’s Deutsches Haus, and the Morgan Library & Museum. His essays on film and music, and other writings, have been published in anthologies from Cambridge University Press, McFarland Press, and Königshausen & Neumann, and in periodicals including The Wagner Journal and The New York Times (letters on the opinion page). His other commissioned and published writing includes librettos for musical works by Dalit Warshaw and Lera Auerbach.
He holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. An experienced violinist and conductor, he studied orchestral conducting at Mannes College of Music and the Aspen Music School.