The public are being asked:
Toronto, ON (September 25, 2019) – Today, on the 87th anniversary of Glenn Gould’s birthday, the Glenn Gould Foundation invites the
public to nominate individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of extraordinary creative achievement, social impact and innovation for the Thirteenth Glenn Gould Prize.
‘We invite people from around the world to nominate those outstanding women and men whose life’s work manifests the values of innovation, inspiration and transformation embodied by the Glenn Gould Prize,” said Brian Levine, Executive Director of The Glenn Gould Foundation.
Living candidates of any nationality are eligible. For full nomination guidelines visit www.glenngould.ca.
An international jury will assemble in 2020 to choose the Thirteenth Prize Laureate. The winner of The Glenn Gould Prize receives $100,000 (CDN) and The Glenn Gould Prize statue by Canadian artist Ruth Abernethy. The winner chooses an outstanding young artist who embodies the qualities of creative promise, innovation and career potential demonstrated by Gould in his youth to receive The Glenn Gould Protégé Prize of $15,000 (CDN). The laureate’s work is honoured through a series of public events presented within the year. Past laureates include Jessye Norman (2018), Philip Glass (2016), Robert Lepage (2014), Leonard Cohen (2011), Dr. José Antonio Abreu (2008), founder of El Sistema, Venezuela’s free music education program for children and youth, Pierre Boulez (2002), Yo-Yo Ma (1999), Oscar Peterson (1993) and Lord Yehudi Menuhin (1990).