Sivan Arbel, an Israeli singer composer, arranger and vocal teacher, based in New York City, began studying voice and dance in the art center of Yad Harif at the age of 10. When she was 16 she majored in music in high school and discovered her love for jazz. At 17 she started her own jazz duo, performed as a singer and dancer in an Israeli production of the Broadway musical “If I Could Rewrite the World,” and toured with a rock ensemble around Washington D.C. Throughout high school she performed as singer and dancer in festivals all over Israel, as well as Turkey, Bulgaria and the United States. In 2013 she graduated from the prestigious Rimon School of Music in Israel in the jazz performance department. Throughout college Sivan performed all over Israel with her quartet, playing jazz and Israeli tunes that she arranged. In addition, she was invited to represent Israel as the headline performer in the Israeli Independence Day celebration in Venezuela. She also performed as a company singer in the Pre-Eurovision Contest which was broadcast live on television in Israel. Sivan also began teaching voice lessons and music theory. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Sivan moved to Dublin, Ireland to finish her BA in jazz performance at the Newpark Music Center (Newpark), Ireland’s premier jazz school. She formed The Sivan Arbel Septet and performed her own original compositions and arrangements in venues all over Dublin. She was interviewed by several radio stations in Dublin, such as NewsTalk, and took part in many musical projects within the Dublin music scene. In June 2014, Sivan was hand selected by the head of the jazz department at Newpark to represent the entire school at the 24th Annual International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in South Africa.
Sivan is currently working on her first album, performing and writing her own music, and collaborating with other artists on a variety of projects and recordings in the United States.