Sivan Magen is one of 16 contenders in consideration for the new Warner Music Prize, established by the Warner Music Group in association with Blavatnik Family Foundation and Carnegie Hall. The $100,000 cash award “will be given to a classical musician aged 18 to 35 who demonstrates exceptional talent and promise,” according to the Warner website. The prize also includes a fall 2015 performance at Zankel Hall and the opportunity to record for Warner Classics.
Candidates will be evaluated on performances at Carnegie Hall that take place throughout the year, and the winner will be announced in spring 2015. The jury is comprised of “renowned classical musicians and industry leaders,” says Warner. Magen’s Weill Recital Hall performance took place on Oct. 21.