GLENN GOULD BACH FELLOWSHIP
As a collaboration of the City of Weimar, the Philip Loubser Foundation and the Thuringia Bach Festival, in 2020 we have launched the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship.
The Fellowship honours the name of one of the world's most influential and iconic pianists. Famed for both his legendary performances of Bach and for his ground-breaking engagement with film and recording technology, the Fellowship seeks to emulate and celebrate these same qualities by helping a mature, established artist to recreate the music of the Baroque for the 21st Century. Using the most up-to-date technology, the Glenn Gould Bach Fellow will create over the course of the Fellowship an artistic artefact or series of artefacts that will capture their unique vision. Each two year Fellowship will thus enable an outstanding musician to realise an artistic vision of stature and in the process make a statement about the music of the Baroque that endures.
The Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship is funded by the Philip Loubser Foundation, awarded by the city of Weimar and realised by the Thuringia Bach Festival.