Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 30, 2010 07:15 ET

Media Advisory: Their Excellencies to Host a Concert with Young Artists in Tribute to Glenn Gould

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2010) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnson are pleased to present, in collaboration with the Glenn Gould Foundation, an evening concert entitled, Young Artists Inspired by Glenn Gould. This exclusive concert will feature eight emerging musicians from Canada and abroad who will perform at Rideau Hall, on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 7 p.m.

The two-hour concert is a tribute to the late Glenn Gould, one of Canada's most iconic musicians of the 20th century. The evening's performances will feature a program of Bach, Wagner, Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven and Ravel, as interpreted or arranged by Gould. The young artists taking the stage range in age from nine to 25 years old: 

William Leathers, Piano – Canada
KaJeng Wong, Piano – Hong Kong
Wallis Giunta, Mezzo-soprano – Canada
Miguel Ángel Cegarra, Cello – Venezuela
Marika Bournaki, Piano – Canada
Tina Chong, Piano – Canada
Mehdi Ghazi, Piano – Algeria
Georgy Tchaizde, Piano – Russia

About the Glenn Gould Foundation

The mandate of the Glenn Gould Foundation is to honour Glenn Gould's spirit and legacy by celebrating brilliance, promoting creativity and transforming lives through the power of music and the arts with the Foundation's signature activities, including the Glenn Gould Prize. For more information about the Glenn Gould Foundation, visit their website at glenngould.ca.

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office.

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