Sivan Eldar, composition
A native of Tel Aviv, Sivan Eldar has studied sound design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and composition at the New England Conservatory. She is currently a fellow at University of California, Berkeley where she is working towards her PhD in composition. Sivan’s works have been performed in Europe and the US at historic halls such as Paris’ Salle Cortot, Odessa’s Philharmonic Theatre, Tuscany’s Palazzo Mansi, and Boston’s Jordan Hall. Her recent works range from orchestral (a clarinet concerto for the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra), to chamber (a violin and cello duo for Italian duo E110), to solo (a work for electric violin and live processing for the High Score music festival), to art installation (a video/sound installation for San Francisco's Catharine Clark Gallery).
Sivan has been able to further her musical education in the US through scholarship from the United World College, Boston and New England Conservatories, Hearst Foundation, and European American Musical Alliance. She has also been the recipients of awards from the Dorfman International Composition Competition in Germany (1st prize winner), and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Italy (Diploma D’onore from Maestro Corghi). As a teacher, she had served on the theory faculty of the Ip Piano School in Boston, and has taught for McGill University at the Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit, Canada. She currently teaches harmony at UC Berkeley’s music department, and analysis of 20th/21st century repertoire at the John Adams Young Composers Program. You can read more about her and her work at: www.sivaneldar.com