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Prize-winning pianist to perform at NU

Pianist Richard Goode will be featured at three events at Northwestern in April.

Goode, inaugural winner of the NU music school’s $50,000 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance, will lead two free master classes and perform at a recital will be held on the University’s Evanston campus April 20 through 22.

At 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, a master class featuring pre-selected Northwestern piano students and a 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 vocal master class will be held at Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place. Those events are free and open to the public.

The April 21 vocal master class also will be streamed live via the Internet from the music school’s website.

Goode’s solo recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive.

His program will include Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in G Minor and French Suite No. 5 in G Major.

It will also will feature five of Chopin’s Mazurkas, including Op 56, No. 2 in C Major; Op. 6, No. 3 in E Major; Op. 7, No. 2 in A Minor; Op. 7, No. 4 in A-flat Major; and Op. 56, No. 3 in C Minor.

Goode also will perform Chopin’s Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2; Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39; and Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60.

His recital will include Bach’s Preludes and Fugues in C Major, A Minor and E Major. His performance will conclude with Chopin’s Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2; Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2; Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3; Valse brillante in F Major, Op. 34, No. 3; and Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61.

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 Bienen 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 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 Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Salzburg Festival, London’s Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. This season as a "Carnegie Perspective" artist he will present 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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