Petula Clark, Michael Ondaatje and Deborah Voigt confirmed as Jurors for Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize

Winner will be announced April 14

TORONTO, March 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Legendary music and entertainment producer Bob Ezrin (Canada/United States) will chair the international jury panel for the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize which includes singer, actress and composer Petula Clark, CBE (UK); author and broadcaster The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, PC, CC, COM, CMM, CD (Canada); tenor Jay Hunter Morris (United States); arts philanthropist HRH Julie of Luxembourg (Switzerland/United States), Prospero Pictures president, and chairman of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Martin Katz (Canada); pipa virtuoso and Grammy Award-nominee Wu Man (China/United States); Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje, OC (Canada); renowned actor, director, and writer Sarah Polley, OC (Canada); and acclaimed soprano Deborah Voigt (United States).

The jury convenes in Toronto on April 12 and 13 to deliberate and select a laureate whose life's work manifests the values of innovation, inspiration and transformation.  Nominees for the international prize hail from a broad spectrum of creative disciplines including music, theatre, writing, film, video, radio, television, recording, technology, architecture and design.

The winner of the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize will be announced at a news conference on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11 AM at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning (273 Bloor Street West, Toronto). 

An international symbol of creative excellence, The Glenn Gould Prize – which has been 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.  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 of the Glenn Gould Prize receives a cash prize and the Glenn Gould Prize statue by Canadian artist Ruth Abernethy.  The Laureate's work is honoured through a series of public events presented within the year.

Past laureates include Robert Lepage (2013), Leonard Cohen (2011), Dr. José Antonio Abreu (2008) founder of El Sistema, Pierre Boulez (2002), Yo-Yo Ma (1999), Oscar Peterson (1993) and Lord Yehudi Menuhin (1990).

The winner will choose an outstanding young artist who embodies the qualities of creative promise, innovation and career potential demonstrated by Gould in his youth to receive The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize.  The recipient of the Protégé Prize will be announced later this year.

About The Glenn Gould Foundation
The Glenn Gould Foundation honours Glenn Gould's spirit and legacy by celebrating brilliance, promoting creativity and transforming lives through the power of music and the arts with the Foundation's signature activities, including The Glenn Gould Prize.  For more information visit www.glenngould.ca.

SOURCE Glenn Gould Foundation

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