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Concert of Sephardic music Duo Alma, Sivan Goldman and Ronen Nissan (Israel)

Sivan Goldman is an Israeli born soprano who regularly performs at home and abroad, and Ronen Nissan is a Vienna based conductor, arranger and guitarist. While working on an opera project both artists discovered their mutual love not only for Jewish and Israeli music in general, but especially to the Sephardic, or ancient Spanish Jewish musical tradition. Thus, they embarked on an exciting new musical voyage exploring this hauntingly beautiful Ladino, not in an orchestral setting but rather in a wonderfully intimate dialogue for voice and guitar.

Sivan Goldman, soprano

Israeli born soprano Sivan Goldman regularly performs a varied repertoire of operatic roles, sacred music and music of our time. Shehas sung with all major Israeli orchestras including the Israeli operaand The Israeli philharmonic Orchestra. Her International engagementsinclude among others performances in theaters in Cagliari, Italy and inOberammergau, Germany and solo recitals in Hungary and inSlovenia. She graduated with distinction from theTel - Aviv Academy of Music. Among her recognitions are scholarshipsby the AICF, IVAI and the Ronen foundations.

Ronen Nissan, guitar

Vienna based conductor, arranger and guitarist Ronen Nissan served until recently as the music director of the St Stephan choir and chamber orchestra, Tulln, Austria. Guest engagements has brought him to Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey, Argentina, China as well as Austria itself. His arrangements were performed by such orchestras as the Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna, and the WDR radio orchestra, Cologne, Germany. He is also the music director of the Vienna Tango Quintet, which specializes in tango in Yiddish, as well as an active guitarist.