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Tuesday
Nov182014

The Glenn Gould Foundation Presentation of Young Canadian Artists at APEC Summit in Beijing

On November 8, 2014, The Glenn Gould Foundation contributed a cultural component to the APEC 2014 summit in Beijing, China. The Foundation presented two remarkable young Canadian artists—Ryan Wang, aged 6 and Emma Meinrenken, aged 15—at a special reception hosted by Mrs. Laureen Harper and Minister of State, Seniors, Hon. Alice Wong, MP, for the trade delegation and stakeholders group at the summit.  Click here to watch a video clip

The Glenn Gould Foundation was proud and deeply honoured to have the opportunity, in collaboration with our colleagues at the Royal Conservatory of Music, to provide a musical presentation as part of the cultural component of Canada's participation in the APEC Summit. This was an expression of Glenn Gould's global reach as an icon of musical excellence, but also of The Glenn Gould Foundation's passionate commitment to advancing gifted and emerging young Canadian musicians and assisting them in taking their place on the world stage.

Ryan Wang is a 6-year-old pianist from West Vancouver, Canada. He has competed and achieved honors and scholarships in numerous Canadian piano competitions, including 3 First places at the 90th Kiwanis Music Festival, and the First Place and Judges’ Distinction in American Protégé International Music Talent Competition.  Ryan has also received two invitations to perform at Carnegie Hall and appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Emma Meinrenken, age 15, is a scholarship student of Atis Bankas at the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada.  Emma has won top awards and prizes in numerous music festivals and competitions nationally and internationally.  In 2014, she won the Silver Medal at the Stulberg International String competition Michigan, U.S.A. 

Ms. Meinrenken appeared with pianist Li Wang, who has been heard as soloist and chamber musician in Canada, the US, South America, Europe and Asia and is regarded as one of Canada’s finest young artists. Mr. Wang currently resides in Toronto and is piano faculty at both The Glenn Gould School and Young Artists Performance Academy of The Royal Conservatory.

The Glenn Gould Foundation would like to thank The Royal Conservatory for their generous support in making it possible for Ms. Meinrenken to appear at this reception. 

Wednesday
Oct222014

Greek Gould Anthology enters Political Science Curriculum

Stefanos Theodoridis’ best-selling Greek anthology of Gould’s writings, Glenn Gould, Reflections on Music (Nefeli Publishing, 2012) has now entered the academic circles at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.  The book was selected by political sciences professor Dr. Spiros Marketos as part of the materials for his course, “Music, History, Politics.” 

Mr. Theodoridis believes that it is only a matter of time before Greek musicology departments follow to incorporate the Gould anthology into their own course materials. 

“But for the moment, the connection with political sciences seems perfectly fitting with Gould’s broad culture and interests such as politics, history, aesthetics, theology, sociology, ethics,” said Theodoridis. The author is elated to see the adoption of Gould studies and the increasing awareness of Gould in Greece—“the land that gave birth – among so many other things – to logic, Gould’s treasured way of thinking!”  

Glenn Gould, Reflections on Music was long-listed for the 2013 Greek Literary Translation Awards.  

Stefanos Theodoridis is a musician, translator of classical music books, piano pedagogy researcher and passionate Glenn Gould scholar living in Athens, Greece. He hopes to yield more publications with his ongoing Glenn Gould research.  For more information on how to support Stefanos' academic research work in Canada and abroad, contact him by email

Thursday
Sep252014

Celebrating Gould's Birthday and Legacy: Prize Nominations Open

Today marks 82 years since the birth of Glenn Gould!  That means it's time to open the nominations for the next Glenn Gould Prize.

The Glenn Gould Foundation invites you to nominate an outstanding individual to become the Laureate of the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize.  Honour a leading figure in the Arts fields, as related to the theme of music and communication, for his or her lifetime of extraordinary creative achievement and innovation.  

Living candidates of any nationality are eligible.  Nominations must be submitted via the online form by November 15, 2014

 Pour l'information en française, cliquez ici.


Nominate for a chance to win Prize Gala tickets!

The individual who nominates the winning Laureate as selected by the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize Jury will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Gala Awards Ceremony with round-trip airfare and accommodations to attend the event.

Click here to learn more!