Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance

In 2005, the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music established the biennial Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance to honor pianists who have achieved the highest levels of national and international recognition. Winners receive a $50,000 cash award and spend two to three non-consecutive weeks in residence at the Bienen School of Music, interacting with students and faculty. As part of one of the residency weeks, winners offer a public performance. All winners are listed below.

Winners of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance

2016: Emanuel Ax

2014: Garrick Ohlsson

2012: Murray Perahia

2010: Yefim Bronfman

2008: Stephen Hough

2006: Richard Goode

Endowed in 2015, the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance is made possible by a generous gift from the late Jean Gimbel Lane and the late Honorable Laurence W. Lane, Jr.

A 1952 graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in art history, Mrs. Lane was a lifelong supporter of the arts. She passed away November 18, 2017 at age 87.