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Application Parameters:

Applicants  must submit their applications by email to no later than 17.00 GMT/UTC on September 30th 2022. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

Project Proposals should have a clear, realizable objective. Project Proposals that are too disparate, or that include too many objectives, are less competitive than those that propose a balanced, focused goal. Applicants should give consideration to the form which their completed project takes, and how the artefact(s) produced will bring fresh perspectives to the subject area in question. 

The Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship may only be awarded to an individual applicant. 

Collaborations within the project are welcome; however, applicants intending to work with a specific partner should be prepared to describe the scope of their partner’s collaborative work within the project.

Application Materials: 

All Applicants must submit two forms (which can be downloaded below) in PDF format:

 * Form One: General Application Form *

The General application form consists of three parts: personal details; a biography; and an outline of work. 

Personal details

Applicants will need to provide basic information such as their name, date of birth, contact details, etc. 


Applicants should give a brief narrative account of their career, describing their previous accomplishments. This account should mention prizes, honors, awards and significant grants or fellowships that the applicant has held or now holds. It should also outline their experience as a professional performer – naming all significant venues they have performed in alongside collaborations, concerto performances, solo recitals, they have undertaken throughout their career.

Outline of Work

Recordings / Films / Media Projects:  A complete list of professionally produced and released recordings and/or Films and/or Media Projects* is required (*media Projects can encompass anything from virtual or enhanced reality forms to special installations to unique multimedia projects). Applicants who have produced work within two or all three of the categories (as indicated above) should include a complete list of work produced within each category.


Applicants must provide hyperlinks to at least a one hour sample (overall / in total) of these recordings / films / media projects.

 * Form Two: Fellowship Project Proposal *

Applicants should submit a Fellowship Project Proposal (1,000 words maximum) focused on music of the Baroque (constituted here to mean Western Art-Music written between 1600 and 1750). In this they should outline what the fundamental goal of their project is and how they intend to achieve it. The originality and freshness of the project must also form a key concern; while consideration too must be given to the underlying philosophy guiding their project and how the completed artistic artefact(s) will bring a new perspective to the material in question.

When designing their project proposal, applicants must take particular note of the following: 

(a) Projects should have a clear objective and this objective must be capable of being supported by the Fellowship Funding.    


(b) Those applicants who already have a preexisting binding agreement or preexisting understanding (either formal or informal) with another partner that forms part of the realization of their project must disclose this in their application - and any financial commitments or understandings involved must also be disclosed. Failure to do so may jeopardize the overall application in question.


During the applications process, the administration of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship will sometimes request further clarifications and seek more information on project proposals submitted. This can also include questions on any aspect of the application.  



All applicants must complete the two documents below; then send both completed documents in one email to 

The two documents are: 

1, General Application Form (includes personal details, biography & outline of work)

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2. Fellowship Project Proposal

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For an application to be considered complete, it must contain both completed documents. Applications that do not contain both completed documents will not be considered.  

Applicants may submit additional supplementary documents which they deem helpful to their overall application. For example, Applicants may submit testimonials, references or an indicative budget outline if they feel it may help support their overall application. However, such additional documents should be kept to a minimum and should only be used to provide additional information not already covered in the principal two forms (the General Application Form and the Fellowship Proposal Form) and which is nonetheless pertinent to the overall application.  

There is no application fee. Simply complete the two principal documents and send to 

Applications for the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship 2023-2025 must be received by September 30th 2022 at 17.00 GMT / UTC.


Please note that late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

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The process of becoming the Glenn Gould Bach Fellow 2023-2025 involves three stages: 

Stage One 
A pre-selection committee will make a shortlist of applicants from the submitted applications. During this stage, the administration of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship may request further details on applications submitted - or may seek answers to pertinent questions concerning the Fellowship Project Proposal. After approximately six weeks, shortlisted applicants will then be contacted and invited for an interview before the Selection Panel. 

Stage Two 
Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place before a specially assembled international panel - called the Selection Panel - around the beginning of December 2022. If a suitable candidate is found, the chair of the Selection Panel will write to the individual in question inviting them to the third stage in the process.  

The decision of the Selection Panel is final and not open to appeal. The Selection Panel also reserves the right not to award a Fellowship following consideration of the shortlisted applicants, should it deem to do so. 

Stage Three
For the selected individual, the Monitoring Committee will then engage with this person to agree upon a schedule of work over the course of their Fellowship. In addition, they will finalize all the particulars of the project's parameters and goals. This process will take place between December 2022 and April 2023. The complete terms and conditions for the Fellowship will then be clearly laid out in a formal contract. 

Only upon signing the contract and thereby agreeing on the schedule of work, parameters and goals of the project contained therein, can the individual now be appointed and termed the Glenn Gould Bach Fellow (2023-2025). 

The contract and the various particulars must be agreed by April 2023. If agreement between the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship and the elected individual cannot be reached by this date, in such circumstances, the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship reserves the right to withdraw the original invitation.  

Glenn Gould Bach Fellow 2023-2025 
If the individual in question successfully completes all three stages as outlined above, an official announcement will be made at the Thuringia Bach Festival 2023 in Weimar, confirming that individual as the next Glenn Gould Bach Fellow.  

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