Friday, December 19, 2014

Leonard Cohen Wins Ninth Glenn Gould Prize

Singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen (pictured) has been awarded the Ninth Glenn Gould Prize - presented to "a living luminary who has made a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts and manifests the values of innovation, inspiration and transformation."

Leonard Cohen Wins Ninth Glenn Gould Prize

Singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen (pictured) has been awarded the Ninth Glenn Gould Prize - presented to "a living luminary who has made a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts and manifests the values of innovation, inspiration and transformation."

The award comes with a cash prize of $50,000 (Canadian dollars).

On the jury were screenwriter, film and opera director Atom Egoyan; actor, screenwriter, author and director Stephen Fry; pianist Gary Graffman; recording industry executive Costa Pilavachi; and others.

Past winners include Dr. José Antonio Abreu, Pierre Boulez, Oscar Peterson and Yo-Yo Ma.

More here.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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