'Harpist Sivan Magen is a dazzlingly virtuosic musician...what isn't in doubt is Magen's musicality and brilliant technique.' Sinfini
Choice for the Curious: ‘I like Sivan's playing a lot on this...There is lots of interesting new music here.' Classic FM Radio
Disc of the Day: ‘Magen magics the listener into the Gothic horror story with dream swirls, violent tugs, inveigling melodies and an appreciation for Renie's feverish imagination.' Rick Jones' Music Blog
Harpist Sivan Magen dazzles audiences wherever he goes with his formidable virtuosity and demonstrably perfect technique. Recorded at the famous Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, ‘Fantasien' marks Magen's Linn debut. The recording is a showcase of the modern concert harp demonstrating the powerful expression, dynamic range and sheer excitement this popular instrument can generate in the right hands.
Sivan Magen has recorded two previous albums, both of which received critical-acclaim; his Britten recital was listed in the New York
Times' ‘Best Recordings of 2012'. Praised by the press as ‘a magician' (WQXR, New York), of ‘unheard of depth of colours, range of expression and rhetorical flow' (American Record Guide), Sivan Magen is the only Israeli to have ever won the prestigious International Harp Contest in Israel. Magen also won the Pro Musicis International Award in New York and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust's 2012 Award for exceptional young musicians.
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