Praised as a “magician” (WQXR) whose “brilliant sound and remarkable technical acumen shatter any stereotype of his instrument” (the NY Times), Sivan Magen is the only Israeli to have ever won the International Harp Contest in Israel, and a winner of the Pro Musicis International Award and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He appeared as a soloist worldwide, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Vienna Konzerthaus, and with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, the Saint-Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Magen is is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project and of Trio Tre Voci (with flautist Marina Piccinini and violist Kim Kashkashian). In addition to his two solo albums for Linn records, Magen has released acclaimed recordings for Avie, Azica, Koch International, ECM, and with Musicians for Marlboro. In Spring 2017 he was a visiting Professor at the Paris Conservatory, and since September 2017 he is principal harpist of the Finnish Radio Symphony.