jurorsBob Ezrin, Wu Man, Michael Ondaatje, OC

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); 26th Governor General of Canada, 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). 

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.

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Photo credit: Wu Man - Kuan Di Studio