About Sarabande-The Glenn Gould Project
This website will be the home of Sarabande-The Glenn Gould Project which was created by Karishmeh Felfeli to raise awareness about the life, ideas and musical legacy of Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould while also serving as a performance society to bring classical music, and music education to young people particularly in Ireland and the UK. Sarabande - The Glenn Gould Project is a non-profit organisation, and any profits go to chosen charities (animal welfare and children's charities). The work of Sarabande-The Glenn Gould Project has also been significant in increasing the sales of recordings of Glenn Gould in Ireland, which directly benefits the two beneficiaries - the Toronto Humane Society and the Canadian Red Cross - that form a part of Gould's Estate and Legacy. Sarabande-The Glenn Gould Project is grateful to Brian Levine at The Glenn Gould Foundation and Steve Posen at the Glenn Gould Estate for all their support, encouragement and advice. Karishmeh Felfeli is a Glenn Gould scholar and the only major Gould specialist pianist and lecturer in the UK and Ireland. She is also Artistic Director of Sarabande - The Glenn Gould Project. From 2008, she is also involved in "Trippin' on Bach" - which involves performing, recording and presenting all the Bach concerti in a new, improvisatory arrangement for solo piano and live electronics, using the voice, thoughts and ideas of Glenn Gould in context. Ms Felfeli has spent the last six years immersed in the recordings, radio documentaries, television documentaries, and work of Gould. His closest friends (including John Roberts, Steve Posen, David Jaeger and John McGreevy) have devoted much time and energy to Karishmeh's research and have also collaborated and contributed for her on radio documentaries for Irish radio. The National Library and Archives, Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilisation as well as CBC Toronto and Ottawa have given her access to thousands of archive recordings, outtakes and more, not to mention her work as a pianist and teacher in masterclasses on Gould's Steinway CD 318. She was involved in the Year of Glenn Gould Conference held by the Estate and Foundation. She has also presented numerous benefit lectures, masterclasses and recitals on repertoire that includes the keyboard music of Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Bach, Brahms, Berg and Webern. In Canada, her tireless work to promote Gould to a younger generation of students, teenagers and anyone who has no knowledge of classical music has been widely appreciated and championed by those who knew Gould personally, and by the charities that Gould's legacy benefits.