Justin Davidson (born in Rome, Italy, in 1966) is a classical music and architecture critic. He began his journalism career as a local stringer for the Associated Press in Rome before moving to the United States to study music at Harvard. He went on to earn a doctorate degree at Columbia University, where he also taught.
A composer as well as a music critic, Davidson became a staff writer for the Long Island newspaper Newsday in 1996, where he also wrote about architecture. In 2002, he won the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. In September 2007, he was hired by New York magazine, where he continues on both beats.
Davidson took part at the faculty of D-Crit.
He is married to Ariella Budick, the New York-based art critic for the Financial Times.