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Pianist Richard Goode Featured in Four School of Music Events

February 20, 2007 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Pianist Richard Goode, inaugural winner of the Northwestern University School of Music's new Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance, will be featured in four events during his first residency (March 6 to 9) at the School of Music. All events will be held on the University's Evanston campus and are open to the public. The Jean Gimbel Lane Prize carries a cash award of $50,000.

Goode will present a lecture and recital from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, that will focus on Beethoven's Sonata No. 31, Op. 110. Tickets for the lecture and recital are $6.50 for the general public; $4.50 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $3.50 for full-time students.

Two master classes with Northwestern piano students will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 8, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive. Both master classes are free. The March 7 class will be broadcast live via the Internet from the School of Music Web site at <http://www.music.northwestern.edu/>. 

The culminating event will be Goode's solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. His program will include Bach's Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829; Mozart's Rondo in A Minor, K 511; Brahms' Seven Fantasies, Op. 116; and Debussy's Preludes, Book II. Recital tickets are $22 for the general public; $20 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $10 for full-time students.

The Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance was established in 2005 to honor pianists who have achieved the highest levels of national and international recognition. The prize is made possible through the generosity of Jean Gimbel Lane, a 1952 graduate of Northwestern University. In addition to the $50,000 cash award the winner spends two or three non-consecutive weeks in the School of Music interacting with faculty and students and the community.

Goode, a New York resident, has been hailed worldwide for music making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness. He is internationally recognized as one of today's leading interpreters of Beethoven. Among his numerous prizes are the Avery Fisher Prize, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Competition and a Grammy Award with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.

Goode has appeared with all the major American and European orchestras and performs regularly at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms. He has been heard in recital at venues including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Salzburg Festival, London's Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall, and New York's Carnegie Hall. This season he is a “Carnegie Perspective” artist and will present an expansive array of concerts and lecture/recitals at Carnegie Hall. 

Goode is an exclusive Nonesuch recording artist, and has made more than two dozen recordings representing a wide range of repertoire, including a complete Beethoven sonata cycle, nominated for a Grammy Award in 1994. He also serves as co-artistic director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival in Vermont with pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

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