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Jun 5, 1938
First known public performance at the age of 6 years old


Jun 15, 1945
Passes the Toronto Conservatory of Music’s Artist Diploma exam with the highest known honours at the age of 13.


Jan 14, 1947
Toronto Symphony Debut at age 15, performing Beethovne’s Piano Concerto No. 4.


Sep 8, 1952
CBC Television Debut: Performs a movement from a Beethoven Concerto No. 4.


Jan 2, 1955
American debut recital at the Phillips Gallery in Washington, D.C.


Jan 11, 1955
New York City debut. The next morning Glenn Gould is signed to CBS Masterworks.

Jan 10, 1956
Bach: Goldberg Variations is released by CBS Masterworks to universal acclaim. The album continues to be a top-seller worldwide.


Jun 1, 1950
Russian Tour begins: Glenn Gould is the first pianist to appear after Stalin’s death. Performs to SRO Audiences and ongoing critical acclaim.


May 6, 1957
Starts relationship with his beloved piano, CD 318, which he uses for most of his recordings from 1960-81.


Apr 10, 1964
Last public appearance at Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles.