April 16, 2018
Soprano Jessye Norman - chosen as The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate

Soprano Jessye Norman has been chosen as The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate

The Glenn Gould Prize is an international symbol of creative excellence awarded biennially to a living individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts.  A tribute to Glenn Gould’s artistry and his multifaceted contributions to culture, the Glenn Gould Prize promotes the vital connection between artistic excellence and the transformation of lives

Ms Norman was chosen from a distinguished list of international candidates across a broad spectrum of creative disciplines, nominated by members of the general public worldwide.  She will receive a cash award and The Glenn Gould Prize statue by Canadian artist Ruth Abernethy

Additionally, Ms. Norman will choose an outstanding young artist or ensemble to receive The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize, one who embodies the qualities of creative promise, innovation and career potential demonstrated by Gould in his youth.  The recipient of the Protégé Prize will be announced later this year. Both Ms. Norman and her protégé will receive their award at a gala ceremony and their work will be honored through a series of public events presented within the next year. 

Ms. Norman is the recipient of many international awards and honors including The Kennedy Center Honor, five Grammy awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for Classical Music, The National Medal of Arts, and honorary doctorates at more than forty colleges, universities and conservatories around the world.


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