The Glenn Gould Foundation 2nd Annual Summer Soiree took place on July 7th, and what an event it was!

Our ever generous hosts, Leslie and Anna Dan, welcomed friends of the Foundation to their spectacular Toronto home with exquisite hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Guests were then treated to a very special concert in the music room: 16-year old piano sensation Anastasia Rizikov, hot off her win at the Jaén International Piano Competition in Spain, performed a lovely romantic selection of Rachmaninoff, Albéniz, Tchaikovsky and Liszt.  Closing out the program was Metropolitan Opera star and Toronto native Isabel Bayrakdarian, accompanied by her husband Serouj Kradjian, with a selection of Dvorak gypsy songs, Armenian folk songs, tangoes, and a final operatic encore from Carmen. Following the performance, guests and artists mingled over dessert and drinks.

The Foundation extends our deepest gratitude to the hosts, the performers, and all the guests who attended this fabulous evening. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!


Photo Credits: Kenneth Chou Photography and Kate Foster (GGF Staff)