Composer and pianist Noam Sivan, born in Haifa, Israel, teaches Keyboard Studies and Chamber Music. He has had more than 50 compositions performed by the Jerusalem Symphony, Mannes Opera, New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, the Tel-Aviv Soloists Chamber Orchestra with Moran Choir, the Horszowski Trio, the Momenta Quartet, Link Ensemble, Fourtissimo Piano Quartet, Anthony McGill, Charles Neidich, Laurie Rubin, Tanja Becker-Bender, Yael Weiss, and others at venues including Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Paris’s Salle Cortot, Boston’s Pickman Hall, Los Angeles’s Zipper Hall; the Marlboro, Ravinia, Scotia, and Canandaigua Festivals; and the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and The Hague. His music is featured on recordings for the Bridge, Koch, and Romeo labels. As a pianist, Sivan premiered his own concerto in the triple role of soloist, conductor, and composer. He played the Asian premiere of a Viktor Ullmann Concerto with the Philippine Philharmonic; performed Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations for an Israeli national TV broadcast; recorded a solo CD Chopin & Improvisations; and recorded for the iPhone app Chopin Alarm Clock. Sivan has studied improvisation with Carl Schachter and he has given improvised piano recitals, conducted orchestral improvisations, and improvised evening-long multimedia shows with singers, dancers, and actors. He has taught master classes and lectures at U.C.L.A., University of Toronto, University of Michigan, SUNY-Stony Brook, University of New-Mexico, IKIF, the Aldwell Center in Jerusalem, ERASMUS European Improv Intensive, and ISIM.
Sivan is a faculty member at the Curtis Institute and has taught at Mannes College for more than 10 years. Sivan received his doctorate from Juilliard, his master’s from Mannes College, and his bachelor’s degree from Jerusalem Academy. He completed studies in music theory at the CUNY Graduate Center. He studied composition with Milton Babbitt, Robert Cuckson, and Menachem Zur. He studied piano with Edward Aldwell, Vadim Monastirsky, Richard Goode, and Manuela Sivan.
Sivan has been a College Division faculty member since 2014 and a Pre-College faculty member since 2012. He has been an Evening Division faculty member since 2015.