21-22 YSOPB Final SINGLES - Flipbook - Page 10
ABOUT LAWRENCE GOLAN CONTINUED
An award-winning recording artist, Mr. Golan has made several CDs,
both as conductor and as a violinist. This season Golan will make two
recordings with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra: one with the Villalobos
Brothers, and one featuring Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang”
with the Yakima Symphony Chorus. Additionally, Golan has made four
CDs for Albany Records. Golan's recording as a violinist called “Indian
Summer: The Music of George Perlman,” won two Global Music Awards.
Golan served as Principal Second Violinist of the Honolulu Symphony
Orchestra (1989-1990) and then Concertmaster of the Portland Symphony
Orchestra for eleven years (1990-2001), before focusing his career on the
As a composer/arranger, Golan’s edition and reduced orchestration of
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is published by Spurwink River Publishing.
His scholarly-performing edition of the solo violin works of J. S. Bach, which
includes a handbook on Baroque Performance Practice, and The Lawrence
Golan Violin Scale System are both published by Mel Bay Publications.
Golan’s Fantasia for Solo Violin is published by LudwigMasters and won
the Global Music Award for composition in 2011. A recording of the piece
appears on both the Ablaze Records disc "Millennial Masters Vol. 9" and
the Centaur Records CD "Lawrence Golan, Fantasia."
A native of Chicago, Lawrence Golan received his Bachelor of Music
in Violin Performance and Master of Music in Violin Performance and
Orchestral Conducting from the Indiana University School of Music and
his D.M.A. in Violin Performance and Orchestral Conducting from the
New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. In 1999, he was awarded
Tanglewood Music Center’s Leonard Bernstein Conducting Fellowship,
and in 2002, Aspen Music Festival’s Conducting Fellowship. Lawrence
and his wife Cecilia, who is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, have two young