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•  Celebrating Glenn Gould
Alumni Olympians
Video: Stewart Goodyear
Competition Winner
Best Gould Recordings
Special-Needs Strategies

With this issue of Interlude, we commemorate the 80th birthday of legendary Royal Conservatory alumnus Glenn Gould, applaud our many Conservatory alumni Olympians, and share the international achievement of one of our current Conservatory students.


Glenn Gould

Conservatory Celebrates Glenn Gould's 80th Birthday

On September 23 and 24, The Royal Conservatory celebrates the 80th birthday of Glenn Gould, one of our many illustrious alumni. He will be honoured through two genre-spanning concerts offering a banquet of Bach, the composer with whom he is most often identified. Gould himself will make a special appearance!
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Did You Know?

Each summer The Royal Conservatory offers the Virtual Rock and Roll Camp, enabling students to form rock bands and compose their own music!

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Alumni Win Olympic and Paralympic Medals
London 2012 Summer Games At the recent London 2012 Summer Games, Conservatory alumni made Canada proud, bringing home 18 Olympic and Paralympic medals. An extraordinary nineteen Canadian Olympians and nine Paralympians are connected to The Conservatory, having studied our curriculum in communities across the country.
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Featured Video
Watch Now!Stewart Goodyear
Celebrated alumnus Stewart Goodyear presented a pop-up concert in front of The Royal Conservatory on July 24, performing Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F Minor, op. 57, no. 23, "Appassionata," 3rd movement. The event was part of Play Me, I'm Yours, an initiative that brought 41 pianos to locations across Toronto. In this video of the performance, he explains how The Conservatory fostered his passion for music.

Student Wins International Competition

Annie Zhou with Emanuel Ax Fourteen-year-old Annie Zhou (pictured with Emanuel Ax), a student of The Royal Conservatory's Young Artists Academy, is the first Canadian to win First Prize in the under-15 category of the13th International Competition for Young Pianists held in Enttlingen, Germany. The prize was announced on August 11.
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Subscriber Poll
Are you bewitched by Brendel? Head-over-heels for Horowitz?
Do you go gaga for Gould?
Vote for your favourite pianist and you could win a pair of tickets to our Glenn Gould Birthday BACHanalia on September 24!

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Glenn Gould's Essential Recordings

James Anagnoson In the lead-up to Glenn Gould's 80th birthday, we asked James Anagnoson, Dean of The Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould School, to share his personal list of the legendary pianist's essential recordings:

Bach: Goldberg Variations (1956 and 1982)
Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (1964)
Brahms: 10 Intermezzi (1961)
Berg: Sonata for Piano, Op. 1; Schoenberg: Three Piano Pieces,   Op. 11; Krenek: Sonata No. 3 for Piano, Op. 92, No. 4 (1959) Read More

Join the Conversation
Gersh, Win and Fire. Boyz II Mendelssohn. On July 18, The Royal Conservatory unleashed the #classicalbands hashtag onto Twitter, attracting worldwide attention.

Quote Arcade de Falla  @TorontoSymphony
  Ode to Joy Division  @sallyspar
  Franck(ie) Goes To Hollywood  @danlevitin
  More bands we'd like to hear... Bach Sabbath [and] Vivaldi & the Four Seasons. @MilwSymphOrch

Strategies for Engaging Special–Needs Students

Piano Pedagogy Summit Our most recent Royal Conservatory Piano Pedagogy Summit featured internationally respected author and educator Dr. Scott Price sharing his successful approaches for teaching and reaching students with a variety of special needs. His guiding philosophy, which attracted the attention of Lang Lang, is: "music doesn't discriminate, neither should the teacher."
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Important Dates

Winter Examination Session
November 6, 2012
Registration Deadline
December 14–15, 2012
Theory Examinations January 14–26, 2013
Practical Examinations

April Examination Session
January 8, 2013
Registration Deadline
April 15–20, 2013
Practical Examinations

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New Concerts

Glenn Gould
Sunday, September 23

David Louie Celebrates Bach and Gould

Monday, September 24
Glenn Gould's Birthday BACHanalia

Saturday, September 29
The Royal Conservatory's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Thursday, October 4
Hong Kong Sinfonietta, conducted by Yip Wing-sie

Friday, October 5
Royal Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Uri Mayer

Sunday, October 14
Barry Shiffman and Friends

Thursday, October 18

Friday, October 19
Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio

Friday, October 26
Season Gala: Valery Gergiev and the Stradivarius Ensemble

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