From September 25, 2012 to December 15, 2012, The Glenn Gould Foundation invited the public to nominate outstanding women and men for the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize.
The Tenth Prize Jury who will select the Laureate includes screenwriter and director Deepa Mehta (Canada); legendary music producer Bob Ezrin (Canada/USA); award-winning author and essayist, John Ralston Saul (Canada); singer-songwriter, poet and artist Patti Smith (United States); and entrepreneur, arts philanthropist and longtime advisor to the London Symphony Orchestra Sir David Tang (Hong Kong) and one of opera’s leading tenors, Rolando Villazón (Mexico/France) with Prize Chair, Paul Hoffert C.M. (Canada). The winner of the Tenth Glenn Gould Prize will be announced at a news conference on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
An international symbol of creative excellence, The Glenn Gould Prize is awarded to an individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts. The Glenn Gould Prize honours a leading figure in the Arts fields, as related to the theme of music and communication, for a lifetime of extraordinary creative achievement and innovation.