Jeanne Golan, Pianist


The Multifarious Jeanne

Jeanne Golan's work and awards outside the concert hall and away from the piano.

As a record producer,

Jeanne's credits on the other side of the sound booth include:

The French Collection
French pianist Daniele Arpajou plays four centuries of the music of her homeland. On TownHall Records. (THCD-64)
The Song Recital-Alive in America
Douglas Webster, baritone and Lincoln Mayorga, pianist. (THCD-55)
Vocal Works of Jorge Martín
Three cycles for soprano and piano, with the composer at the keyboard. Available through
Franz Schubert - Die Winterreise
Robert Osborne, Bass-Baritone and Malcolm Halliday, Fortepiano
This recording features the historical Erard piano built in 1828, the same year that Schubert composed this epic cycle.

A gifted and dedicated teacher,

Ms Golan has served on the faculties of:

  • Bard College
  • Hunter College
  • The New School
  • the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, and
  • Third Street Music School

From 1988-90, she directed the Chamber Music Program of the New York Youth Symphony. She is a professor at SUNY/Nassau (NCC), which encompasses a range of classroom and master-class teaching. She teaches piano at Columbia University's Teachers College and maintains a lively private studio in Manhattan. She has brought diverse programming to college life with such programs as:

Singing our way through Southern France
Sponsored by the NCC Travelling Professor Series, Golan and colleague Robert Osborne interlaced stories and performances of French music and culture with a running slide show.
A Life in Music
sponsored by the NCC Music Majors Club, and organized and led by Golan, who brought a variety of New York working musicians to campus for a panel discussion of their experiences.

A writer,

Jeanne believes the written word can be another window for the listener to connect to the music and the music-making.

In addition to providing her own liner notes for all concerts and CDs, her personal approach to writing is evident in published works as well. Check out "Bernstein's First Love" in back editions of Prelude, Fugue & Riffs.

Golan has received a variety of Honors and Grants.

Grants include:

  • Amphion Foundation
  • Sparkplug Foundation
  • The Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording
  • The Alice M. Ditson Fund for Music Recording
  • SUNY/Nassau Sabbatical Leave
  • Bard College

From SUNY/Nassau:

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Artistic Achievement
  • The Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Student Organization of Latinos Teaching Award

From her hometown of Natick, MA:

Induction into the Wall of Achievement
"This award honors alumni of Natick High School for exceptional achievements and contributions to society. The program includes spending a day on campus to share experiences and insights with current students and illustrates to the students the importance of setting high educational and personal goals."
Grand Marshall, 2004 Fourth of July Parade

Theme Park

A potpourri of programs and projects

See Reviews

"Technically polished and superbly expressive." - New York Times