The prize recognizes "pianists who have achieved the highest levels of national and international recognition." It carries a cash award of $50,000; the winner spends two to three weeks at Northwestern teaching, leading master classes, and performing.
Goode will begin his residency with a four-day stay in March 2007, culminating in a recital on March 9.
"It is an honor to be the first recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance," Goode said. "I have happy memories, as well, of playing in Pick-Staiger [Concert Hall]—for me, one of the finest small concert halls in the country. I very much look forward to these coming visits to Northwestern."
Born in New York, Goode studied at the Mannes School of Music and the Curtis Institute. He has recorded more than two dozen albums and performs as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist in major venues including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, and the Barbican Centre. His previous prizes and awards include a Young Concert Artists Award, first prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, an Avery Fisher Prize, and a Grammy Award.