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Borletti-Buitoni Trust
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The support the BBT offers is incomparable to any other foundation I know, as it doesn’t only present its winners with a sum of money, but it also offers us the benefit of the invaluable experience of its staff, a connection to some of the most illustrious members of the music world and a place in a close-knit family of artist-colleagues and friends. I feel most lucky to have deserved this Trust, and am looking forward to our journey together.

Sivan Magen"

Praised by the press as "a magician" (New York’s WQXR), whose "virtuoso playing conjures an astonishing range of colour and dynamic" (The Daily Telegraph) and "brilliant sound and remarkable technical acumen shatter any stereotype of his instrument" (The New York Times), Sivan Magen is the only Israeli to have ever won the International Harp Contest in Israel. He is also a winner of the Pro Musicis International Award and, in 2012, was chosen by a committee headed by Dame Mitsuko Uchida as a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner. He has appeared as a soloist across the US, South America, Europe and Israel, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Vienna Konzerthaus, and with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, the Strasbourg Philharmonic, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony, and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

An avid chamber musician, Magen has performed at the Marlboro, Kuhmo, Giverny, and Jerusalem International Chamber Music festivals, with Musicians from Marlboro, and collaborated with artists such as Nobuko Imai, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Gary Hoffman, Emmanuel Pahud, Susanna Phillips, and members of the Guarneri and Juilliard Quartets. He is a founding member of Israeli Chamber Project and of Trio Tre Voci (with flautist Marina Piccinini and violist Kim Kashkashian).

In addition to his two solo albums for Linn Records (Fantasien and French Reflections, both supported by BBT), Magen has released acclaimed recordings for Avie, Azica, Koch International, ECM and with Musicians for Marlboro. In Spring 2017 he was a visiting Professor at the Paris Conservatory and, since September 2017, he has been the principal harpist of the Finnish Radio Symphony.

Photographs by Musician Designs

French Reflections

French Reflections

Fauré: Une châtelaine en sa tour

Debussy/Magen: Jardins sous la pluie

Bruno Mantovani: Tocar


Sivan Magen’s second BBT supported disc for Linn Records concentrates on French works from two fin de siècle periods: the turning of the 19th to 20th century and that of the 20th to 21st century. Composers from the former include Caplet, Debussy, Fauré and Turnier, while more recent compositions are by Philippe Schoeller and Bruno Mantovani.

Sivan Magen harp

Linn Records | CD 473 | www.linnrecords.com

Supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust

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Fantasien

Fantasien

C.P.E. Bach: Fantasie in E-flat major

Brahms: Fantasien, Op.116 No.4 Intermezzo in E major

Renié: Ballade fantastique d’après Le Coeur révélateur d’Edgar Poe

In February 2014 Linn releases the first of two solo harp recital CDs recorded by Sivan Magen. Entitled Fantasien, it features a variety of works by JS Bach, CPE Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Walter-Kuhne and Henriette Renié.

Sivan Magen harp

Linn Records CKD 441 | www.linnrecords.com 

Supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust

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SIVAN MAGEN PLAYS CHOPIN’S D FLAT MAJOR MINUTE WALTZ OP 64 NO 1

Sivan Magen releases three new videos
Sivan Magen takes every opportunity to demonstrate his unerring belief in the harp’s flexibility, powerful expression and dynamic range across a wide repertoire. With support from his 2012 Borletti-Buitoni Award, harpist Sivan Magen has made three showcase films of up-coming repertoire, made by Culinar Videography.  These include two of his own transcriptions of Chopin favourites including the ever-popular Minute Waltz Op 64 No 1.

SIVAN MAGEN PLAYS CHOPIN’S A MINOR MAZURKA OP 17 NO 4

Sivan Magen releases three new videos
Sivan Magen takes every opportunity to demonstrate his unerring belief in the harp’s flexibility, powerful expression and dynamic range across a wide repertoire. With support from his 2012 Borletti-Buitoni Award, harpist Sivan Magen has made three showcase films of up-coming repertoire, made by Culinar Videography.  These include two of his own transcriptions of Chopin favourites, including this performance of Chopin’s Mazurka in A minor, Op 17 No 4.

SIVAN MAGEN PLAYS PAUL BEN-HAIM’S POÈME

Sivan Magen releases three new videos
Sivan Magen takes every opportunity to demonstrate his unerring belief in the harp’s flexibility, powerful expression and dynamic range across a wide repertoire. With support from his 2012 Borletti-Buitoni Award, harpist Sivan Magen has made three showcase films of up-coming repertoire, made by Culinar Videography.  These include two of his own transcriptions of Chopin favourites as well as, here, Paul Ben-Haim’s exquisite Poème.

L’AMOUR

Sivan Magen artist profile

Virtuoso harpist Sivan Magen is a man in love: seduced by the sound of the harp at an early age, he was wedded to the idea of playing it before he even knew what it was. Physical and emotional pleasures are found in the intimacy of touching the strings and embracing an instrument too often under-appreciated or misunderstood. In both his talk and his playing, Magen declares an unerring belief in the harp’s flexibility, powerful expression and dynamic range across a wide repertoire.  BBT filmed with Sivan Magen on tour with Scottish Chamber Orchestra in January 2014 and in the recording studio for Linn Records.

 

BACH CHROMATISCHE FANTASIE

Sivan Magen in the studio for Linn Records

A complete take of JS Bach Chromatische Fantasie filmed in the studio in May 2013.

Artist Website

www.sivanmagen.com

Artist Contact

Sivan Magen at 
sivanmagen@gmail.com 

Israel

Ben-Amy Einav at Artists Career Management 
telephone: +972 4 838 4182
baeinav@netvision.net.il