OTTAWA, Canada – The Glenn Gould Foundation is proud to present eight emerging musicians from Canada and abroad in an exclusive concert evening hosted by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston entitled, “Young Artists Inspired by Glenn Gould.”

The concert is a tribute to the late Glenn Gould, one of Canada’s most iconic musicians and media artists of the 20th century.  The evening’s performances will feature a program of Bach, Wagner, Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart and Ravel, composers whose works Gould performed or arranged.  The young artists taking the stage range in age from nine to 25 years old.  The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Andrew Craig of CBC Radio 2.

WHO:     William Leathers, Piano (Canada)
KaJeng Wong, Piano (Hong Kong)
Wallis Giunta, Mezzo-Soprano (Canada)
Miguel Ángel Cegarra, Cello (Venezuela)
Marika Bournaki, Piano (Canada)
Tina Chong, Piano (Canada)
Mehdi Ghazi, Piano (Algeria)
Georgy Tchaizde, Piano (Russia)
with Andrew Craig, Master of Ceremonies (CBC)

WHAT:       A concert entitled “Young Artists Inspired by Glenn Gould”

WHEN:      Friday, December 3, 2010 – 7:00 to 9:00pm

WHERE:    Ballroom, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ON

WHY:        Recognition of Canadian youth, musical education and the arts

The Glenn Gould Foundation’s mandate is to honour 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.

The Glenn Gould Foundation would also like to thank Aeroplan Canada for their generous support for this event.

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For further information, contact:
Brian Levine · Executive Director · The Glenn Gould Foundation
Email: media@glenngould.ca · Tel: 416-962-6200

Marie-Ève Létourneau · Media Relations Officer · Rideau Hall Press Office
Email: marie-eve.letourneau@gg.ca · Tel: 613-998-0287