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Stephen Hough: Snaps up Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance

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There were several reasons for naming Stephen Hough as this year’s winner. For one, the faculty was impressed with his “interest in neglected 19th century as well as contemporary repertoire”. Other than that, there was a keen desire to engage in a dialogue with one of today’s most idiosyncratic and versatile pianists. “The School of Music looks forward to Stephen Hough’s residencies as part of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance” dean Toni-Marie Montgomery stated, “Our students and faculty will benefit from Mr. Hough’s distinctive and outstanding artistry. We look forward to welcoming him to the Northwestern campus.” Stephen Hough will follow in the footsteps of pianist Richard Goode, who secured the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance in 2006.

The award is the culmination of an extremely busy and successful year for Stephen Hough. Only recently, he released two new CDs, one with the Takács Quartet and the other with Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and saw his "Mass of Innocence and Experience"
World-premiered at Westminster Abbey.

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