Photo-Op/Media Advisory - Winner of Tenth Glenn Gould Prize To Be Announced Thursday, February 21, 2013

TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2013 /CNW/ -

WHAT: Illustrious international jury announces the Laureate of the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize.  The Glenn Gould Prize - referred to as "The Nobel Prize of the Arts" - is awarded biennially to a living individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts and communications, and whose work manifests the values of innovation, inspiration and transformation.  A tribute to Glenn Gould's artistry and his multifaceted contributions to culture, the prize promotes the vital connection between artistic excellence and the transformation of lives.  The winner receives $50,000 (CAD) and will choose an outstanding young artist to receive The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize of $15,000 (CAD).

WHO: International Jury Panel includes:

  • music and entertainment producer Bob Ezrin (Canada/US)
  • screenwriter and director Deepa Mehta (Canada)
  • award-winning author and essayist John Ralston Saul (Canada)
  • singer-songwriter, poet and artist Patti Smith (United States)
  • entrepreneur, arts philanthropist and advisor to the London Symphony Orchestra Sir David Tang (Hong Kong)
  • acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazón (Mexico/France)

WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:30 am
(Cameras requested to arrive for set up at 10:15 am)

WHERE: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts lobby
1 Front Street East, Enter at the Box Office

SOURCE: Glenn Gould Foundation

For further information:

MEDIA RSVP:

Karen Lorenowicz, KL Strategic Communications
416-245-2475, karen.lorenowicz@gmail.com
Onsite on Thursday: 416-347-9661