Glenn Gould Prize

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The Glenn Gould Prize is an international award bestowed by the Glenn Gould Foundation in memory of noted Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. It is awarded every second year to a living individual in recognition of his/her contributions to music and communication. Prior to 2011 it had been awarded every third year.[1]

Prize laureates receive a purse of C$50,000. Since 1993, they are also given the responsibility of naming the recipient of the City of Toronto's Glenn Gould Protégé Prize. Protégés receive C$15,000, and both winners and protégés receive a small bronze sculpture of Glenn Gould made by Canadian sculptor Ruth Abernethy.[1][2][3] A portrait of each laureate is also displayed in Toronto at the Glenn Gould Studio of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.[1]

The Prize jury changes for each award, and typically consists of renowned personalities from around the world.[4] The prize is funded by The Glenn Gould Prize Fund, which was established through the courtesy of Floyd S. Chalmers, with contributions by numerous administrations and foundations, including the Government of Canada. The main provider was the Canada Council, and since 2000 it has been the foundation itself.[5]

The tenth and most recent laureate of the Glenn Gould Prize was Robert Lepage. Celebrations took place at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on March 31, 2014.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Glenn Gould Prize". The Glenn Gould Foundation. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize". The Glenn Gould Foundation. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Glenn Gould Prize Sculpture". The Glenn Gould Foundation. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Prize Jury". The Glenn Gould Foundation. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Glenn Gould Prize Fund". The Glenn Gould Foundation. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Legendary director gets Gould Prize at Rideau Hall ceremony". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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