The Musica Mundi school in Belgium has appointed Sivan Magen to its harp faculty. An international boarding school for highly talented music students ages 12–17, Musica Mundi is an affiliate of Cambridge University offering students two hours of instrumental lessons per week, high level chamber music, secondary piano, choir, music theory and history, ear training, and composition in addition to their academic studies. The school is located on the historic battleground of Waterloo. “Students are given quite a lot of freedom, but they do have three hours of supervised instrumental practice per day, with ample opportunity to practice more if they wish to,” Magen says. “The primary language is English, but students from all over the world are welcome.”
Magen currently serves as principal harpist with the Finnish Radio Symphony. He is a previous winner of the International Harp Contest in Israel, the Pro Musicis International Award, and the Borletti–Butoni Trust Award. He has been a featured soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, Strasbourg Philharmonic, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project. As an educator, he has presented masterclasses at The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute, The New England Conservatory, and Trinity College. He received a Premier Prix at the Paris Conservatory where he studied with Isabelle Moretti and a Master of Music degree in harp performance from The Juilliard School.
For more information about Magen, visit his website.