The String Quartet
Harmonic Thinking in Performance
Noam Sivan is a composer, pianist, improviser, conductor, and interdisciplinary artist who has been featured in venues internationally including Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Paris’s Salle Cortot, Los Angeles’s Zipper Hall, Royal Conservatories in Brussels and The Hague, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Canada’s Scotia Festival, Chicago Cultural Center, Ravinia Festival, Jerusalem Theater, and Tel Aviv Museum. As a pianist, he premiered his own piano concerto in the triple role of soloist, conductor, and composer; and performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations followed by his live improvisation on the piece for an Israeli national TV broadcast.
A notable pioneer in the revival of improvisation in the classical music world, Dr. Sivan has given evening-length improvised piano recitals; conducted orchestral improvisations; and collaborated on multidisciplinary improvisations with musicians, singers, dancers, and actors. In 2013 he became the first musician from North America invited to perform and lecture at the all-European ERASMUS Improvisation Intensive Project in The Netherlands, hosted under the auspices of the European Union.
Born in Israel, Dr. Sivan holds a doctorate from the Juilliard School,and is currently a faculty member at Juilliard and Mannes College. He joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009.