Tickets for the concert are available now! $25 for general admission; $20 for WCHS members.
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Sivan Magen is coming to Vancouver - We are sponsoring his visit in conjunction with the UBC School of Music -
Concert Jan. 19, 2019, 7:30 at UBC school of music. 6361 Memorial Rd at UBC
tickets made be purchased on line from our site - see events listing for members and regular admission tickets.
Masterclass students - if you wish to play in the masterclass, please contact Elizabeth Volpé Bligh The schedule will be posted here closer to the date.
Auditors are welcome, it is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a master! The cost to audit is $10 for the whole afternoon, but members of the West Coast Harp Society are admitted free of charge.
A budding superstar...harpist Sivan Magen's brilliant sound and remarkable technical acumen shatter any stereotype of this instrument as domesticated and fey The New York Times
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), Sivan Magen transforms the harp into an expressive, colorful and virtuosic instrument, moving it to center stage through the exploration of the standard repertoire, the commissioning of today’s composers and his new adaptations to the harp of some of the greatest music of the last three centuries.
The only Israeli to have ever won the International Harp Contest in Israel, Magen is a winner of the Pro Musicis International Award and in 2012 was chosen by a committee headed by Dame Mitsuko Uchida as the winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He appeared as a soloist across the US, South America, Europe and Israel, in 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 Jerusalem Symphony, the Sydney Symphony and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In fall 2014 he had been invited by Carnegie Hall to return for a recital in celebration of the American release of his first solo CD for Linn records, Fantasien, a recital which also included the world premiere of the Carnegie Hall commissioned Fantasy for solo harp by American composer Sean Shepherd.
Since January 2007 Mr Magen is also a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project, a group which performs in both outreach venues and major concert halls in Israel and the US, including Enav Center in Tel Aviv, the Embassy Series in Washington D.C. and Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Town Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, the Morgan Library and Bargemusic in New York City. The ICP is the winner of the 2011 Israeli Ministry of Culture Outstanding Ensemble Award
In past seasons were released to great critical acclaim a CD with the Israeli Chamber Project for Azica Records as well as an all-Britten CD Still Falls the Rain with tenor Nicholas Phan for Avie (listed in the NY Times’ “Best recordings of 2012"). This Fall was released his second solo CD for Linn: French Reflections. His performance of Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro is featured on the Marlboro festival’s 60th Anniversary CD.
Mr Magen is also gaining a reputation as a sought-after teacher, presenting masterclasses in the US (The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute, The Peabody Institute, The New England Conservatory, Duquesne University, University of Texas), Colombia, Taiwan and Israel, the Paris Conservatory, the Utrecht Conservatory, London’s Guildhall School and Trinity College, the summer Academy in Nice, the Kuhmo Festival Academy in Finland, and the Jerusalem Music Academy’s International “Music in the Valley" seminar for strings. In addition, he has been invited to serve as member of the jury of the International Harp Contest in Israel, the first Netherlands International Harp Competition, the Lyon & Healy Awards and the 2011 Vera Dulova International Harp Competition in Moscow, and served as Head of the Jury of the 2007 National Harp Contest in Taiwan. He is currently a faculty member at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.
Concert Tickets: $25 Adults | $20 Members