Pianist Sivan Etedgee appears frequently as a recitalist, chamber musician, and lecturer, giving many performances and presentations each year to audiences ranging from young children to senior citizens. Committed to making classical music enjoyable to everyone, Sivan establishes an easy rapport with his audiences, frequently giving commentary on the music throughout his concerts. Among Sivan’s frequent performances have been concerts presented by Harvard University, the Brookline Library Music Association, Friends of the The Wellesley Public Library, “Music at the Meetinghouse” in Lebanon, NH, Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center and the Beverly Hills Presbytarian Church in Los
Angeles, CA. In April 2015, Sivan was the featured soloist in George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony. Also active in summer music festivals, he has performed at the Apple Hill, Green Mountain, and the Connecticut Virtuosi Music festivals. Having a special interest in music written during the Holocaust, Sivan has extensively researched and performed this repertoire, focusing on the Czech composers Erwin Schulhoff, Viktor Ullmann, and Gideon Klein, and has presented this topic for a wide variety of audiences including area Synagogues, the New England Piano Teachers’ Association, the American Musicological Society, and Arizona State University’s Jewish Music Conference in March 2012. Active as a concert presenter, Sivan directed “Concerts at St. John’s” in Dedham, MA, and currently directs “Wednesdays at the Symphony,” a summer chamber music series in Walpole, MA.
Sivan is currently a faculty member at the Newton Music Academy, has a home studio in Newton, MA, and has taught at the University of New Hampshire. Sivan is an active member of the New England Piano Teachers’ Association, where he serves on several committees, and was a board member from 2012-2015.
Sivan was educated at the University of New Hampshire, Boston University, and the Hartt school of Music, where his teachers have included Christopher Kies, Anthony di Bonaventura, and Luiz de Moura Castro.
To learn more, please visit www.sivanpiano.com.