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.


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.

Prize Winners on Campus

2018 Winner

Marc-André Hamelin

2018 Winner

Marc-André Hamelin

2016 Winner

Emanuel Ax

2016 Winner

Emanuel Ax

2014 Winner

Garrick Ohlsson

2014 Winner

Garrick Ohlsson

2012 Winner

Murray Perahia

2012 Winner

Murray Perahia

2010 Winner

Yefim Bronfman

2010 Winner

Yefim Bronfman

2008 Winner

Stephen Hough

2008 Winner

Stephen Hough

2006 Winner

Richard Goode

2006 Winner

Richard Goode

2006 Winner

Richard Goode