TESTIMONIALS

“I can say unequivocally that Lawrence Golan is the best resident conductor we have ever had.”

              Maryellen Gleason: Former President & CEO, The Phoenix Symphony

 

"Lawrence Golan is one of the finest conductors I have seen in years."

              David Epstein: Conductors Guild

 

 “Lawrence Golan is a programmer of virtually unprecedented creativity and scope.”

              Michael Christie: Music Director, Minnesota Opera

 

"Lawrence Golan's work has been nothing short of astounding.“Joseph Docksey: Director, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver "I sincerely believe that Lawrence Golan will become one of the premier conductors of our age."

              Larry Glenn: The Rome Festival

 

"What a pleasure it is to work with Lawrence Golan. Places that are usually a problem with other conductors are not a problem with him.

             Joshua Bell, Violinist

 

"Mr. Golan is a fine musician who has shown himself to be most sensitive and capable. I recommend him highly and without reserve."

            Daniel Barenboim: Former Music Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

 

“Mr. Golan is an engaging and articulate leader who dynamically connects with audiences as well as musicians.”

             Marin Alsop: Music Director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

                                  Principal Conductor, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

                                  Conductor Laureate, Colorado Symphony Orchestra

 

"I have seen Lawrence Golan conduct on a number of occasions, and have been impressed by his very clear technique, his ability to communicate with the musicians, and his very strong sense of musical style."

              Henry Fogel: Senior Advisor, League of American Orchestras

 

“Lawrence possesses the attributes of the best music directors: musical vision, clarity in communication, and the ability to draw the best out of his players.”

            John Bruce Yeh: Clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

 

“Mr. Golan is very gifted--a keen intellect, a sure hand, good ears and sense, and thorough in his dedication and preparation."

             Robert Spano: Music Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

"Lawrence Golan is a fine musician and has a very clear baton technique. He also has a wonderful personality--very easy to get along with."

             Erich Kunzel; Conductor, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

 

“His concerts are always musically rewarding from both a player's and listener's standpoint. He is energetic, positive, and has excellent verbal skills. He speaks very well to an audience and is a very effective fund-raiser as the spokesperson for an organization.”

            Graybert Beacham: Concertmaster, Portland Ballet Orchestra and

                                            Atlantic Chamber Orchestra

 

"Lawrence Golan is a thoughtful and dedicated musician who easily wins the respect and confidence of the colleagues he works with. In addition to his conducting, I am aware of Lawrence's innovative approach to programming, and his unique style of presenting concerts--the later is particularly apparent in the concerts he organizes for young adult audiences. I have also seen him conduct family concerts where he successfully entertains and interacts with a very wide age group."

             Anthony Fogg: Artistic Administrator, Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

"Mr. Golan is a very gifted conductor. He has a fine technique, which enables him to work quickly and easily with orchestras. Players respond well to his music making. He comes prepared, works hard and makes efficient use of rehearsal time. His gifts as a violinist are a great help."

            Harold Farberman: Founder, The Conductors Institute

 

“Working with him was so inspiring; it brought me up to a whole new level!”

            Rachel Rincione: Soprano (Le Nozze di Figaro & Beethoven Symphony No. 9)

 

 "Mr. Golan is one of a rare breed--a true virtuoso violinist and conductor with the intellectual curiosity to perform in a historically informed perspective. I have been much impressed with the depth of insight into the scores and the grace with which he works with the performers."

             Daniel Pinkham; Composer and former member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

 “Tanglewood is the international Mecca of conducting talent, and even among this elite group of conductors, Lawrence Golan is at the top of the class. I recommend him without the slightest hesitation."

              Jorma Panula; Helsinki Sibelius Academy, Tanglewood, Aspen