SIVAN MAAYANI-ZELIKOV
Violinist
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

In 2006, Zefunot Culture awarded Sivan a scholarship to assist in her tuition at the international seminar Sounds of the Valley (Zlilim BaEmek) for string players.

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BIOGRAPHY

Sivan Maayani holds BMus and MMus with top honors from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she won awards during her studies, including a bow made by Charles Beare. Her principal teacher there was Lydia Mordkovitch, who was David Oistrakh's pupil and assistant.

 

Sivan performed in concert venues across the UK, including the historic Hollywell Music Room in Oxford and at the Purcell Room in London. In Israel she has appeared in a radio broadcast of Etnachta program in Kol Hamusica, at the Israeli Music Festival and at the Kol Hamusica in the Upper Galilee Chamber Music Festival.

 

As soloist she has performed with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra and the Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, as well as in revivals of the Ben-Haim Violin Concerto, first with Symphonette Ra'anana under Omer Wellber and with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra conducted by Noam Sheriff. With her duo partner, pianist Ishay Shaer, she has appeared in Bartok Festival in Hungary and in South America, London and Germany.

 

Sivan Maayani is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships (1989-2002), and Best Performance of an Israeli Work prize winner – Solo Violin Sonata by her uncle Ami Maayani at the Aviv Competitions in 2008.

 

She recently released a CD entitled The Polyphonic Violin, featuring works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Ernst, Bartók, Ami Maayani and Carmel Raz.

 

In December 2013 she joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She plays on a Gagliano violin lent to her by the Founder President of the RAD Group Foundation, Yehuda Zisapel.