Improvisation for Performers
Combining composition, piano performance, live improvisation, and conducting, Noam Sivan has appeared throughout North America, Europe, and his native Israel. He has composed over forty operatic, orchestral, vocal, chamber, and solo works. These have been commissioned and performed by Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Choreographic Institute of the New York City Ballet, Mannes Opera, Canandaigua Lake Music Festival, Talamus Voices with members of the Israel Philharmonic, and many others. His piano concerto repertoire ranges from Mozart--with newly composed cadenzas--to Viktor Ullmann, the Asian premiere of which he performed with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Mr. Sivan's own Piano Concerto, which he premiered in the double role of soloist and conductor.
Mr. Sivan is one of the young pioneers in the revival of improvisation in classical music; his live piano improvisations have been widely praised by musicians and critics alike.
Born in 1978, Mr. Sivan holds degrees from the Jerusalem Academy and Mannes College.
A faculty member at Mannes since 2004, where he founded the popular Improvisation Workshop, Mr. Sivan joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009.