Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship

The Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship is awarded by the City of Weimar and managed by Thüringer Bachwochen.

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.

City of Weimer

For centuries, the City of Weimar has been home to some of Europe’s most renowned artists and thinkers; from Herder to Goethe, Schiller to Nietszche; from Cranach to Kandinsky and from Bach to Liszt, the city has nourished these outstanding personalities.

In keeping with this tradition, the City of Weimar will award the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship every two years, thereby enabling a virtuoso of outstanding calibre to realise a unique and lasting vision.

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