Noam Sivan (Israel)
Born in Israel (1978), pianist, improviser, composer, conductor, and interdisciplinary artist, Noam Sivan holds a doctorate from the Juilliard School, and is on the faculties of Juilliard and of the Curtis Institute, having founded improvisation courses and produced improvisation concerts in both conservatories. A notable pioneer in the revival of improvisation in the classical music world, Sivan has given full-length improvised piano recitals, conducted orchestral improvisations, and collaborated on multidisciplinary improvisations with musicians, singers, dancers, and actors.
He has been featured throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, in venues including Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Ravinia Festival, Salle Cortot in Paris, Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, Pickman Hall in Boston, the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and The Hague, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Chicago Cultural Center, Scotia Festival in Canada, Jerusalem Theatre, and Tel Aviv Museum. Over 50 of his compositions have been performed, including operas, scores for ballet and dance, vocal music, orchestral and chamber works, and evening-long multimedia shows.