In 1993, The Glenn Gould Foundation expanded The Glenn Gould Prize to include The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize. As part of The Glenn Gould Prize, each Laureate selects an outstanding young artist who shows the promise of an exceptional lifetime contribution to enriching the human condition through the arts to become a Protégé.

The Protégé Prize is a cash award of C$15 000 funded by The City of Toronto, the city with which Glenn Gould is so strongly identified around the world. Protégés also receive a miniature bronze sculpture of Glenn Gould created by Canadian sculptor, Ruth Abernethy. Protégés are honoured at the same time as The Glenn Gould Prize Laureates.

The Glenn Gould Prize is awarded to an individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts.  Each Glenn Gould Prize Laureate also chooses an outstanding young artist to receive The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize.

2015 – Timo Andres

Composer and pianist.

Selected by Philip Glass

Lorchestre-dhommes-orchestres

2013 – L’orchestre D’Hommes-Orchestres

The figure of the one-man band and the struggle with his instrument to create “visual music”.

Selected by Robert Lepage

The-Children-of-Sistema-Toronto

2011 – The Children of Sistema Toronto

Social and personal advancement through music education.

Selected by Leonard Cohen

Gustavo-Dudamel

2008 – Gustavo Dudamel

Conductor

Selected by Dr. José Antonio Abreu

Roman-Patkolo

2005 – Roman Patkoló

Double Bass

Selected by Sir André Previn

Jean-Guilhen-Queyras

2002 – Jean-Guilhen Queyras

Cello

Selected by Pierre Boulez

Wu-Man

1999 – Wu Man

Pipa

Selected by Yo-Yo Ma

Tan-Dun

1996 – Tan Dun

Composer

Selected by Toru Takemitsu

Benny-Green

1993 – Benny Green

Jazz Piano

Selected by Oscar Peterson

The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize

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