Junichi Miyazawa is the leading scholar and introducer of Glenn Gould (1932-1982) in Japan. Looking back at Gould’s life and career, Dr. Miyazawa discusses aspects of the enigmatic pianist which really mean to him, including the topics of his media theory and Canadian identity. As a non-Canadian scholar, Dr. Miyazawa is interested in finding out dismissed or forgotten but relevant realities of Canada to retrieve Gould’s life and time vividly. He also talks about Gould’s connection with Marshall McLuhan and Japanese culture.
Junichi Miyazawa, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University (School of Cultural and Creative Studies), Tokyo, is an accomplished researcher and writer in the areas of literature, arts and media, with a special interest in Canadian studies. He has developed a reputation as one of the world’s leading Glenn Gould scholars. Having started with an academic background in Russian literature, Junichi Miyazawa has written numerous papers and articles on various aspects of music and literature. He has also lectured extensively around the world at various events, including international symposia and conferences. Junichi Miyazawa is also a prolific translator in several languages. Most notably he has translated from English, Russian and French more than 10 published books on music, film and literature. With his unique profile and exceptional talent, Junichi Miyazawa is regarded as one of the most remarkable interdisciplinarians in Japan or anywhere. Junichi Miyazawa holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo (2007).