Sep. 11, 2015New York Times review of ICP Concert
"...a budding superstar...harpist Sivan Magen['s] brilliant sound and remarkable technical acumen shatter any stereotype of this instrument as domesticated and fey"
Sep. 08, 20154-Star Review for French Reflections on Sinfini Music
" both this album and this artist have it all: intellect, refinement, virtuosic skill and sensuality"
Nov. 03, 2014Sivan is nominated for the new Warner Music Prize
Sivan is the only harpist among the 16 nominees for the prize, who will be judged upon their performances at Carnegie Hall this season.
The winner, announced in May, will win a $100,000 Prize and a recording contract with Warner Music.
Oct. 20, 2014Read Sivan's profile at the New Yorker
Previewing the Carnegie Hall recital of October 21st
Aug. 26, 2014New rave review to "Fantasien" from the Gramophone Magazine
'Magen seems destined to be the Zabaleta de nos jours, with a paintbox of colours allied to fabulous dexterity and nuanced phrasing.'
Jun. 02, 2014Watch Sivan's new profile video from the Borletti Buitoni Trust!
May. 21, 2014Read the Pizzicato Magazine's rave review of "Fantasien"
Apr. 09, 2014Read the Daily Telegraph's profile on Sivan Magen
"Virtuoso Israeli harpist Sivan Magen conjures an astonishing range of colour and dynamic..."
Apr. 01, 2014Read the BBC Music Magazine's 5 star review of "Fantasien"
"...Magen uses every means at his disposal to create a compelling emotional narrative that draws the ear irresistibly on..."
Feb. 12, 2014Fantasien now released!
Dec. 01, 2013Sivan's new CD for Linn Records, Fantasien, will be released in February 2014!
Oct. 20, 2013Sivan is a Winner of the Salon de Virtuosi Award!
Feb. 08, 2012Sivan is the winner of the 2012 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award!
Sivan is joining the BBT's prestigious family of musicians (which includes artists such as Jonathan Biss, Shai Wosner, Viviane Hagner, Soovin Kim, Antoine Tamestit, The Jerusalem and Ebene quartets...).
The award consists of 20,000 GBP to be used for career-related purposes.
Feb. 07, 2012Review of ICP's last California concert
"...we heard harp playing like we have never heard before...a dazzling virtuosity..."
Aug. 08, 2011Ravel Introduction and Allegro and Cuckson's "Der Gayst" on Marlboro Music's 60th Anniversary Recordings
Apr. 04, 2011A rave review of Sivan's Pro Musicis Boston recital!
"...This was the playing of a great musician who happened to be a harpist. I was in awe..."
Jul. 19, 2010Review of the first Marlboro concert of the season
"...Magen had a formidable technique, a lovely sense of color, and masterful musicianship. Like any great musician, he makes each work he plays his, and always convincingly so..."