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George LePauw

George Lepauw: A Musician, a Cultural Activist, and a Teacher

George Lepauw is a French-born pianist, classical musician, and composer. He’s well-known in the music sphere as the founder of the International Beethoven Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting tradition and innovation in classical music. One of its traditions is to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday yearly by handing …

International Beethoven Festival 2013

Chicago was the center of attention recently as the 3rd Annual Beethoven Festival kicked off on Sept. 7th. Spanning nine days (from Sept. 7 – 15th), showcased 60 musical performances from 12 different countries. Top level talent from around the world gathered and demonstrated their unique skills during this cultural celebration, spotlighting 37 world premiers and six Chicago premiers.