Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Jessye Norman awarded The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize

Del

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One of the great singers of her generation, renowned for her extraordinary voice and musical versatility, American opera singer and recitalist Jessye Norman has been chosen as The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.  Throughout her career, the sheer size, power and luster of her voice has shared equal acclaim with that of her thoughtful music-making, innovative programming of the classics, and fervent advocacy of contemporary music.  More than forty years after making her operatic debut, Jessye Norman continues to maintain a busy performance schedule, now concentrating on recitals and concerts.

"It is with the utmost humility and gratitude that I accept this magnificent honor, The Glenn Gould Prize. I was thrilled to have answered the telephone myself and to have heard this most wonderful news firsthand! My admiration for the artistic genius of Glenn Gould began very early on in my studies and was further supported in my having had Walter Homburger as the first presenter to invite me to perform in Canada.  His work with Glenn Gould is, of course, legendary," stated Jessye Norman. "It was he who made certain that I could experience on film the music of Bach played by a master of the keyboard and intellect of the highest order. Thank you, Walter. Thanks to The Glenn Gould Foundation. To have been chosen to receive this auspicious recognition is quite simply breath-taking!"

"We had a very thorough series of discussions that helped us to gradually narrow down an impressive list of nominees, always bearing in mind Glenn Gould's legacy and impact as a unique artist," said Viggo Mortensen, Chair of The Glenn Gould Prize Jury. "The day-long winnowing process became increasingly challenging as we got down to a handful of finalists, but we were united in our admiration for The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate, the incomparable Jessye Norman."

"All of us at The Glenn Gould Foundation are beyond thrilled at the inspired selection made by this year's jury.  Jessye Norman is undoubtedly one of the great vocal artists of our time, or any time, but so much more. Her career has provided a positive role model for countless artists coming from disadvantaged circumstances as she did and overcoming the very real racial barrier that thwarted so many careers. Her triumph is an expression of the power of art to transcend all human boundaries," said Brian Levine, Executive Director of The Glenn Gould Foundation.

Jessye Norman made her operatic debut in 1969 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and has since won acclaim for her performances in a wide range of leading roles with the world's premier opera companies, in solo recitals and in concerts with preeminent orchestras around the globe.  Her exceptional artistry has earned her the reputation as one of the most versatile concert and operatic singers of her time.  She has more than seventy-five recordings of her eclectic repertoire to her credit. She is well known for her mastery of the music of Richard Strauss, one of Glenn Gould's favourite composers.  Given the exceptional range of her voice, she has sung the repertoire of sopranos, mezzo-sopranos and altos throughout her career.  She has also begun to sing jazz, in concert and in multi-media collaborations, and she has performed an extensive repertoire of contemporary music.

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

Known as a devoted mentor and generous supporter of young artists and emerging talent, Ms. Norman is also admired for her humanitarian contributions and attributes her citizenship and sensitivity to the examples of community service set by her parents.  She helped to establish The Jessye Norman School of the Arts in her hometown of Augusta, Georgia and is often called upon to speak to her passionate involvement and advocacy of arts education. Ms. Norman serves on the Boards of Directors for numerous organizations including The New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The New York Botanical Gardens.  She is national spokesperson for The Partnership for the Homeless and a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America.

Jessye 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. Ms. Norman will receive a cash award of $100,000 (CAD) and The Glenn Gould Prize statue by Canadian artist Ruth Abernethy.

Ms. Norman will choose an outstanding young artist or ensemble to receive The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize of $15,000 (CAD), 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 honoured through a series of public events presented within the next year.

The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Jury was chaired by Academy Award-nominated actor, painter, poet, and musician Viggo Mortensen (United States/Denmark); Academy and Grammy Award-winning director of film, opera and theatre, and accomplished screenwriter François Girard (Canada); singer and actress Ute Lemper (Germany); writer and former Chief Justice The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin (Canada); painter and conservationist Naeemeh Naeemaei (Iran); acclaimed soprano Sondra Radvanovsky (Canada/United States); Academy Award-winning composer and conductor Howard Shore, OC (Canada); kora virtuoso and composer Foday Musa Suso (Gambia/United States); and award-winning composer and Chairman of the China Musicians' Association Professor Ye Xiaogang (China).

About The Glenn Gould Prize
An international symbol of creative excellence, The Glenn Gould Prize is 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 prize promotes the vital connection between artistic excellence and the transformation of lives.  With its guiding principles of Celebration, Inspiration and Transformation, The Glenn Gould Prize stands as a symbol of artistic excellence and achievement, open to all nationalities and a wide range of creative disciplines.  Past laureates include 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). For more information visit www.glenngould.ca.

 

Contact Info: Karen Lorenowicz 416-245-2475 karen.lorenowicz@gmail.com



This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: The Glenn Gould Foundation via Globenewswire

Om Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

+1 212 401 8700http://www.nasdaqomx.com

NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents.

Følg saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

GridGain Ranked 77th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™16.11.2018 09:00Pressemelding

1,724 Percent Growth Over the Past Four Years Ranks 19th in the San Francisco Bay Area FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GridGain® Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, is ranked No. 77 on the Deloitte 2018 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. GridGain, which grew 1,724 percent over the past four years, was the 19th fastest growing company in the San Francisco Bay Area. “GridGain continues to benefit from strong market demand for our market-leading in-memory computing platform that helps customers realize their digital transformation and omnichannel customer experience initiatives,” said Abe Kleinfeld, President and CEO of GridGain Systems. “When you combine the best talent in the industry with great execution and strong customer demand, wonderful things happen.” “Congratulations to the Deloit

Bombardier Will Fully Cooperate with the AMF Review16.11.2018 00:06Pressemelding

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bombardier acknowledges the announcement by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) that it is reviewing the operations surrounding the establishment by Bombardier of an Automatic Securities Disposition Plan (ASDP) in August 2018 and various subsequent announcements. The ASDP had been reviewed by the AMF prior to its establishment on August 15, 2018. Bombardier intends to fully cooperate with the AMF in its review. The Company has taken the necessary measures to suspend all sales of securities pursuant to the ASDP until further notice. About Bombardier With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has product

ERYTECH Partners with New York Blood Center for Red Blood Cell Supply and Research15.11.2018 22:05Pressemelding

LYON, France and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ERYTECH Pharma (Euronext: ERYP - Nasdaq: ERYP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies by encapsulating drug substances inside red blood cells, today announced a strategic partnership with New York Blood Center (NYBC) for red blood cell supply and research. The partnership encompasses NYBC becoming a long-term supplier of donor red blood cells (RBC) to ERYTECH, enabling ERYTECH to diversify and broaden its supply of RBC source materials for the production of eryaspase and future product candidates derived from its proprietary ERYCAPS® platform as the company ramps up clinical development. Specifically for the Phase 3 trial in second-line metastatic pancreatic cancer that recently started enrolling patients in Europe, and the Phase 2 trial in first-line triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), which are both expected to begin enrollment in the United States early in 2019. The partnershi

Zageno Deepens Engagement with Scientists and Vendors through Its Meaningful and Unbiased Rating System for Scientific Products — Scientific Score gets Algorithm Update15.11.2018 15:37Pressemelding

Call for Contributions: Zageno’s rating system for scientific products — the Scientific Score — adds a crucial dimension to help research scientists purchase the right material for their experiment. Scientists: share your experimental data and professional experience about products; Life Science Vendors: provide additional product-specific resources and data points to make your products reach the right scientist CAMBRIDGE, Mass. USA and BERLIN, Germany, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zageno Inc., the largest and fastest-growing online marketplace for research materials, today issues an open call for scientists and vendors alike to contribute to the continuous improvement of the Scientific Score. Designed as an unbiased indicator to help purchasing scientists navigate the enormous amount of product information, the Scientific Score is the result of proprietary algorithms calculating and weighing different data points across multiple information formats. Among others, factors like rec

Motiv Ring Expands International Footprint and Delivers Industry-First Sizing Process15.11.2018 15:00Pressemelding

The wearable ring lands in 20 new countries and eight new stores, and introduces frictionless sizing method SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motiv Inc., creators of breakthrough wearable technology, today announced an increase of its product availability through new international availability and a new digital sizing set alternative. Motiv Ring’s international expansion will be through its website MyMotiv.com. Featured countries include: North America (Canada), Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland), as well as Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. Good fit is imperative to great functionality. To date, Motiv Ring users select their sizes after receiving a physical sizing kit in the mail. Releasing in Open Beta , Motiv Ring users will now have the additional option of determining their Motiv size via a

SignalFx Delivers Next Generation of Application Performance Monitoring15.11.2018 15:00Pressemelding

The first to enable directed troubleshooting for applications and microservices SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SignalFx, the leader in real-time cloud monitoring for infrastructure, microservices, and applications, today unveiled SignalFx Microservices APM™, the industry’s first real-time application performance monitoring solution designed to accelerate troubleshooting for DevOps teams through advanced real-time analytics. Powered by NoSample™ distributed tracing architecture, SignalFx Microservices APM observes every single transaction – not just a small random sample – and reports on every anomaly. With the new Outlier Analyzer™, the most challenging issues can now be pinpointed and resolved with a single click. SignalFx Microservices APM is built on top of SignalFx’s advanced streaming analytics platform for metrics which applies unsurpassed data science in real-time to identify the root cause of critical application problems. Integration with advanced automat

I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.

Besøk vårt presserom