Having conducted throughout the United States and in Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, El Salvador, England, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, Maestro Golan continues to develop relationships with orchestras nationally and abroad.
Highlights of the upcoming 2021-22 season include the 50th anniversary season of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, which will feature a gala performance by violinist Joshua Bell, and two recordings, one with the Villalobos Brothers, and one featuring Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang,” with the Yakima Symphony Chorus. Maestro Golan will travel to Granada, Spain to conduct the finals of the María Herrera International Piano Competition and to Munich, Germany for his first concert as Principal Guest Conductor of the Bayerische Philharmonie in July of 2022. Additionally, Maestro Golan has a new book out called Score Study Passes published by Globe Edit and a new composition, Fantasia for Orchestra, distributed by Notation Central. Summer 2021 events included the August 6 release by Centaur Records of Lawrence Golan, Fantasia as well as the York Symphony Orchestra’s Open Air Summer Series at the York Fairgrounds.
Highlights from recent seasons include return engagements with Italy’s Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Ballet Company and the Colorado Music Festival, as well as debuts with Italy’s Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Mexico’s Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, China’s Wuhan Philharmonic, the Maui Pops Orchestra, the Batumi Music Festival in Georgia, Eastern Europe, and a 14-city tour of China with the Denver Philharmonic.
As a recording artist, Mr. Golan has made several recordings, both as conductor and as a violinist. His latest orchestral recording was the 2018 Albany Records release of the world premiere Blu-ray disc and audio CD of composer Jiaojiao Zhou’s theatrical symphonic poem Ode to Nature with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and producer Dennis Law. Mr. Golan has recorded three CDs with the Moravian Philharmonic for Albany Records. The most recent, “Tchaikovsky 6 & Tchaikovsky 6.1” featuring the composer’s Symphony No. 6 and the recording premiere of Tchaikovsky 6.1 by Peter Boyer (a work commissioned by Golan), won two Prestige Music Awards. “Funky Little Crustaceans” features orchestral music by Colorado composer William Hill, and “Visions, Dreams & Memories” is a collection of works for Native American flute and orchestra with James Pellerite, former Principal Flutist of the Philadelphia.
Orchestra. Golan’s recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 & William Hill’s Beethoven 7.1 garnered two Global Music Awards. As a violinist, Golan recorded “Fantasia; a collection of works for solo violin” and “Indian Summer: The Music of George Perlman,” which won two Global Music Awards.