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THE SCOOP | Glenn Gould Prize Announces Jury Including Hilary Hahn And Laurie Anderson

By Michael Vincent on September 17, 2020

Hilary Hahn (Photo: Peter Miller)
Hilary Hahn (Photo: Peter Miller)

The Glenn Gould Foundation has named an eclectic mix of judges for the thirteenth Glenn Gould Prize this year.

Topping off the list of 13 jury members is Grammy Award-winner Laurie Anderson, who will chair the jury panel for the first time. Anderson, who was in Toronto last January to headline the 21C-Music Festival, is best known for “O Superman”, which reached number two on the UK singles chart in 1981.

The 12 other jury members include:

Hilary Hahn (United States) — Grammy Award-winning violinist
Richard Reed Parry (Canada) — Polaris Music Prize, Multi Juno, and Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, and core member of Arcade Fire
Chilly Gonzales (Canada) — Grammy Award-winning musician, composer and producer
A.R. Rahman (India) — singer-songwriter, music producer and philanthropist
Dr. Surojeet Chatterji (India) — pianist and music educator
Teju Cole (Nigeria/United States) — writer, photographer, and art historian
Neil Gaiman (United Kingdom) — best-selling author of novels, graphic novels, comics, theatre, TV and films and winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards
Harry Gregson-Williams (United Kingdom) — composer, conductor and producer
Dr. Adam Greig (Scotland/India) — pianist, musicologist and educator
Cécile McLorin Salvant (United States) — Grammy Award-winning Jazz vocalist
Philippe Starck (France) — designer and recipient of the Legion of Honour

Due to COVID-19, the jury will meet virtually on October 14 to deliberate and select the laureate open to artists in music, theatre, writing, film, video, radio, television, recording, technology, architecture or design.

The winner of the Glenn Gould Prize receives a cash award of $100,000, a Glenn Gould Prize statue by Canadian artist Ruth Abernethy, and a series of public events presented the following year.

Past winners include Jessye Norman (2018), Philip Glass (2015), Robert Lepage (2013), Leonard Cohen (2011), Dr. José Antonio Abreu (2008), founder of El Sistema, Pierre Boulez (2002), Yo-Yo Ma (1999), Oscar Peterson (1993) and Lord Yehudi Menuhin (1990).

The winner of the 2020 Glenn Gould Prize will be announced on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at noon EDT.

Ludwig Van will be on hand, so watch these pages for all the details when the winner is announced.

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Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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