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Lord Yehudi Menuhin (1990)

Second Glenn Gould Prize Laureate


Photo by John Reeves

Yehudi Menuhin (born New York, New York, 1916; died Berlin, Germany, 1999) was not only a violinist of legendary status but also a conductor, teacher, editor, lecturer, and humanitarian. His many diverse interests apart from music and his love of the music of many non-Western cultures marked him as a true citizen of the world. As such he won numerous international awards including the Nehru Award for International Understanding. In 1962 he founded the Menuhin School of Music, a boarding school for musically gifted children at Stoke d’Abernon near London, where he had lived since 1959 and on whose grounds he was buried on March 19,1999.

Second Glenn Gould Prize Jury

John Drummond (United Kingdom)
Jacques Lonchampt (France)
Alexina Louie (Canada)
Lois Marshall (Canada)
Paul Myers (United Kingdom)
J.H. (Kwabena) N’Ketia (USA)
John Peter Lee Roberts (Canada)
Rodion Shchedrin (USSR)
Allan Gotlieb, Chair of the Jury (Canada)

Second Glenn Gould Prize Gala

The Glenn Gould Prize Celebration Dinner to honour Sir Yehudi Menuhin, O.M., K.B.E. was held November 20, 1990 at the Sun Life Centre in Toronto, Canada. After the departure of the Vice-Regal Party at the end of the presentation, the south doors were re-opened and everyone was invited to meet the Vice-Regal Party in a receiving line prior to the pre-dinner reception in the Salon.

The program for the evening:


Welcoming Remarks
John Peter Lee Roberts, C.M.
Maureen Forrester, C.C.

Video Presentation

Commemorative Work of Art
M. Joan Chalmers, C.M.and
Arthur Gelber, O.C.

His Excellency the Right Honourable Ramon Hnatyshyn, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., C.D., Q.C.
Governor General of Canada

Presentation of
The Glenn Gould Prize for 1990
Governor General Hnatyshyn
John Peter Lee Roberts, C.M.

Sir Yehudi Menuhin, O.M., K.B.E.