September 25, 2022

Gustavo Awarded Glenn Gould Prize Laureate

Gustavo has been chosen as the fourteenth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate. Currently serving as Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Director of the Opéra National de Paris and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Dudamel has introduced classical music to new audiences and provided access to the arts to many underserved communities around the world.

A tribute to Glenn Gould’s artistry and his multifaceted contributions to culture and contemporary thought, the Glenn Gould Prize celebrates artistic excellence, innovation, and humanitarianism. Gustavo was chosen from a distinguished list of international candidates across a broad spectrum of creative disciplines, nominated by members of the general public from around the globe. He will receive a cash award of $100,000 (CAD) and the Glenn Gould Prize statue by Canadian artist Ruth Abernethy.

Later this year, Gustavo will choose an outstanding young artist or ensemble who embodies creative promise, innovation and career potential to receive the $25,000 (CAD) Glenn Gould Protégé Prize. Both Gustavo and his protégé will receive their awards at a gala ceremony in Toronto next year, and their work will be honored through a series of public events.

“It was one of the greatest honors of my life when, in 2008, my maestro José Antonio Abreu was named the Glenn Gould Prize Laureate. To now be awarded this prestigious prize myself, is something that fills me with a profound gratitude. The greatest art shines a light on our best selves, and offers a reminder of all that unites us. Likewise, the work of geniuses like Maestro Abreu and Glenn Gould is a beacon that shows us the path to create a better world together,” stated Gustavo about the accolade.

Learn more about the Glenn Gould Prize HERE.