Dorel Golan

Dorel Golan

In recent years pianist Dorel Golan has emerged as the leading Israeli young pianist. She has been praised for her formidable technique, her eloquent phrasing and her mastery of keyboard color. She has been called "a true Poet of the Piano."

A German critic called her "a giant among the young keyboard artists, who garners tremendous enthusiastic excitement". Other critics called her “sensational, captivating” and “a magician with witchcraft artistic personality."

Miss Golan performs regularly in Israel and internationally to critical acclaim. She has played with orchestras in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America and the Middle East, among them, Moscow and St. Petersburg orchestras, Czech Philharmonic, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest Philharmonic, Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony, Budapest Symphony, Berlin Symphony, Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, Darmstadt Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmonic, Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Vienna Symphony, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw and Krakow philharmonic, Malmo Symphony, Quebec Symphony, I Musici de Montreal, Shanghai Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Columbia National Symphony, Argentine National Symphony and KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul.

She also performed in important venues among them: Tel-Aviv Mann Auditorium, Bolshoi Hall in Moscow, Philharmonia Hall in Kiev, Berlin Philharmonie, Sala Verdi in Milan, Oslo Concert Hall, Oslo Opera House, Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Queensland Performing Arts Center in Brisbane, Sydney Opera house, Audirotio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Rudolfinum Hall in Prague, Shanghai Concert Hall, Auckland town Hall in New Zealand, Seoul Arts Center, among many others.

In Israel she performed with all the orchestras, The Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Rishon Lezion Symphony Orchestra, the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Camerata, the Beer Sheba Sinfonietta, the Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, the Young Philharmonic orchestra and the Raanana Symphonette, where her career was launched at age 14 under the baton of Yuval Zaliouk.

She Participated with outstanding success in prestigious recital series, alongside such pianists as Argerich, Barenboim, Pollini and Ashkenazy, in venues such as Salle Cortot in Paris, Vienna Musikverein, Vienna Town Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, Hermitage Museum Theatre in St. Petersburg, Grieg Hall in Bergen, Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, Nezahualcoyotl Hall in Mexico City, ZK Matthews Great Hall in Pretoria, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, Dublin National Concert Hall, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Smetana Hall in Prague, Salle Moliere in Lyon, Vigado Hall in Budapest, Tel-Aviv Museum and Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center.

Miss Golan performed in international festivals such as: Rotterdam Gergiev Festival, Croatia Festival, Flanders Festival International Ghent, New York's Summit Music Festival, Shanghai Festival, Hong Kong Festival, Israel Festival, Eilat International Chamber Music Festival, Spring Festival, Felicja Blumental Festival.

Miss Golan is first prize winner of numerous piano competitions: Marsala International Piano Competition, Bremen International Piano Competition, Clairmont and the Ariana Katz Competitions. Since 1992 Miss Golan is a regular recipient of the America - Israel Cultural Foundation Prizes.
Dorel Golan graduated with both B.M and M.M degrees with distinction from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University, where she studied piano with the internationally renowned Prof Arie Vardi.

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