The 12th Glenn Gould Prize Jury 2018

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D Major TV is happy to announce via The Glenn Gould FoundationThe 12th Glenn Gould Prize Jury!

“The Glenn Gould Foundation is honoured to announce the members of the Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Jury, convening April 11 – April 13, 2018 in Toronto to select the next Prize Laureate.
Viggo Mortensen, acclaimed actor, writer, poet, musician, painter, photographer and publisher will chair.
The Glenn Gould Foundation has assembled a diverse panel of outstanding artists and world citizens who bring a broad and multi-disciplinary range of perspectives to their deliberations. The Foundation believes that the combined wisdom and experience of these remarkable jurors will ensure that the tradition of The Glenn Gould Prize is not only honoured, but also extended.
The Foundation thanks those members of the public who took the time to submit nominations. Your hard work will be reviewed by our Jurors and will receive their careful consideration.
The jury will engage in a lively, thoughtful and intellectually rigorous process to weigh the exceptional and diverse achievements of the nominees.


Casey Affleck poses for portrait session at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Contour by Getty Images)

The Jurors
Viggo Mortensen (Denmark/USA) – actor, poet, painter, photographer, musician, publisher
François Girard (Canada) – award-winning film and opera director (32 Short Films About Glenn Gould)
Ute Lemper (Germany) – singer and actress, the premier cabaret artist of our time
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC (Canada), former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, novelist
Foday Musa Suso – (Gambia/USA) – musician, composer, kora virtuoso
Naeemeh Naeemaei (Iran) – painter and conservationist
Sondra Radvanovsky (Canada / USA) – internationally acclaimed operatic soprano
Howard Shore, OC (Canada) – Academy Award-winning composer of over 80 film scores and concert works
Kat Von D (Mexico/USA) – celebrated tattoo artist, television personality, musician, makeup entrepreneur and style icon
Professor Ye Xiaogang (China) – internationally renowned composer, Vice President of the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music

Are you in Toronto?

JOIN US – on Friday April 13 at the Leslie and Anna Dan Galleria at Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music at 12:30 p.m. for a public press conference in which the jury will announce their selection for the Laureate of The Glenn Gould Prize (free admission).
A celebratory concert in honour of the jury will take place April 13 at 8:00 p.m., Koerner Hall, details to be announced.


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