The Global Music Awards (GMA) is a top-tier music competition that honors talented musicians around the world. It is a showcase for musical gems and unique voices. Global Music laurels are a stamp of credibility for gifted, emerging musicians.
Best of Show honors go to Jacobs alumnus Dr. Lawrence Golan, Professor of Conducting at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and Music Director of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, for his album, Indian Summer. Performing the rich and vibrant compositions of George Perlman, Golan excels as an accomplished violinist for which he also receives our Award of Excellence for his acoustic instrumental performance within a group. In Indian Summer, Golan is accompanied by Martin Perry on piano. The album is available from Albany Records. Golan began studying violin at an early age with his father, and later with his father’s former teacher, George Perlman. He earned degrees from Indiana University and became the first violinist ever to receive a Doctorate from the New England Conservatory of Music. Golan’s original composition Fantasia for Solo Violin receives the GMA’s Award of Excellence, and is published by Ludwig Music. The Lawrence Golan Violin Scale System is published by Mel Bay Publications. Lawrence Golan Homepage