Concert & Performance Reviews


“Golan, aside from being a formidable pianist, is one with a deep intellectual and aesthetic curiosity. She is an imaginative and tasteful curator of the programs she presents.” » Full Review


CD Review: Innocence Lost: The Berg-Debussy Project, Albany Records Release. Troy 1113

“a substantial and adventurous undertaking, beautifully realized, and always thought provoking… The performances are exquisite.” » Full Review


CD Review: Innocence Lost: The Berg-Debussy Project

“…a fascinating release and a welcome introduction to some composers whose names are not well known.” » Full Review


Vocal Recital: Innocence Lost: The Berg-Debussy Project
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 07, 2007

“a musical tour de force… Golan was more than an equal partner, her virtuosic expressiveness making each of the 20 tunes a miniature tone poem.” » Full Review


Concert: Ornstein Concerto in Two-Piano Version
The Boston Herald, June 25, 2002

“The two performers complemented each other perfectly.  Oldfather excelled in the sonata’s more neurotic moments, and I thought smoke might actually start coming out of his ears during the almost unbearably aggressive finale. Golan played with similar energy but seemed more intent on bringing out the music’s lyricism. Together, they gave us everything the music had to offer….” » Full Review


Recording: Steps: Piano Music of Claude Debussy and Jorge Martín
Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, August 15, 2004 (****)

“marvelous interpretive insights” » Full Review


Recording: Schumann: The Poet Speaks

Fanfare, July/August 2003

“an often-extravagant celebration of Schumann’s mercurial daring. ” » Full Review


Recording: Schumann: The Poet Speaks
American Record Guide, July/August 2003

“very beautiful, , her command of color make them a pleasure to hear. I enjoyed listening to Golan and I think you will too.” » Full Review


Concert: An Evening of Leo Ornstein
Aufbau Magazine, April 4, 2002

“performed by the unbeatable combination of Jeanne Golan and Christopher Oldfather.” » Full Review


Recording: American Tonal
American Record Guide, Nov/Dec 1999

“attractive program… thoroughly musical… vividly recorded and sensitively played.” » Full Review


Concert: Night Flights
The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 12, 1999

“she played this varied and demanding program with aplomb and no little technical flair while keeping the focus on the music itself… [it] was solid, musical and infused with a sense of derring-do.” » Full Review


Recording: American Tonal
Fanfare, July/ August 1999

”Indeed, I have never heard the piece in a lovelier rendition.” » Full Review


Recording: American Tonal
Tower Records, February 1, 1999

“American Tonal is an enterprising CD…  played with stunning virtuosity.” » Full Review


Recording: Time Tracks
Fanfare, May/June 1998

“This imaginative collection… offers up an exquisitely luscious account of La Maja y el Ruisenor… worth exploring.” » Full Review


Recording: Time Tracks
Stereo Review, July, 1998 (****)

“one of the nicest surprises of the season.” » Full Review


Concert: New York Recital Debut
New Music Connoisseur, Spring, 1997
The Lyrical Piano-Vocal Composers at the Keyboard
Works of Copland, Cipullo, Hagen, Barber, Schumann.

“Ms. Golan played beautifully throughout the evening, making light of the difficulties the music presented and showing the pieces to full advantage.” » Full Review


Concert: American Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in G minor
Woodstock Times, October 3, 1996

“with nimble fingers and a clear idea of what she wishes to project… Golan carefully phrased Mendelssohn’s expansive melodic writing and with dynamic variation, turned in an expressive performance.” » Full Review