Robert Lepage awarded the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize

Robert Lepage - Innovative director, playwright and actor  Photo by Julie Perreault Toronto, ON (February 21, 2013) – Innovative playwright, actor and director of theatre, opera, circus and film, Robert Lepage is the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.  Mr. Lepage has...

Robert Lepage reçoit le dixième prix Glenn Gould

Acteur, auteur et metteur en scène d’exception Photo par Julie Perreault Toronto, ON (le 21 février 2013) – Robert Lepage, acteur, auteur et metteur en scène de théâtre, d’opéra, de cirque et de cinéma, est le dixième lauréat du prix Glenn Gould. M. Lepage connaît une...

The Glenn Gould Foundation announces changes to the Jury

Laureate to be announced February 21 Toronto, ON (January 31, 2013) – Legendary music and entertainment producer Bob Ezrin (Canada/USA) and award-winning author and essayist John Ralston Saul (Canada) join the international jury panel for the Tenth Glenn Gould...

Leonard Cohen donates Glenn Gould Prize of $50,000 to Canada Council

Toronto, ON (May 14, 2012) – At a star-studded gala in his honour, Leonard Cohen, the Ninth Laureate of The Glenn Gould Prize, donated his $50,000 award to the Canada Council for the Arts.  The capacity crowd at Toronto’s Massey Hall burst into thunderous applause when Mr. Cohen presented the donation to Joseph L. Rotman, Canada Council Chair.

“Thank you so much. I’m deeply grateful for this recognition,” said Mr. Cohen. 

Upon reflecting back on his early career, he acknowledged one organization that existed to help artists like him. In recognition of this support, he decided to gift his prize to the Canada Council.

The Glenn Gould Prize Gala Concert in Honour of Leonard Cohen was hosted by Colm Feore and included musical performances by Cowboy Junkies, Adam Cohen, Serena Ryder, Anjani Thomas, folk singer Basia Bulat, award-winning country singer/songwriters John Prine, James McMurtry, Jimmie Dale Gilmore; poetry readings by Alan Rickman, Michael Ondaatje, and Gordon Pinsent with Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor and Travis Good, and a moving tribute delivered by former Governor General and long-time friend, The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.