INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Violist Matthew Lipman has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune for his “splendid technique and musical sensitivity” and by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing”. Lipman has performed throughout America and Europe, including halls as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared as soloist with the Juilliard, Montgomery Symphony and Southwest Symphony Orchestras; and the Grand Rapids and Capital City Symphonies.
His performance with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra was named “the Most Impressive Debut” in Chicago Classical Review’s “Top 10 Performances of 2010”. Recent engagements have included recording Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Sir Neville Marriner and performing Penderecki’s Cadenza for solo viola live on WQXR’s “an evening with Krzysztof Penderecki”.
Lipman has won numerous awards including First Prize at Washington International Competition, Stulberg International Competition, Johansen International Competition, First and Grand Prize at WAMSO Young Artist Competition, Juilliard Concerto Competition, ASTA National Solo Competition, Third Prize at Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, and is a Laureate of the Primrose International Viola Competition. He has been featured on WFMT Chicago and on the NPR and PBS show “From the Top,” through which he won a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Lipman has performed at festivals Málaga#Clasica, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, the Perlman Music Program, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Collaborators have included Itzhak Perlman, Atar Arad, David Finckel, Miriam Fried, Paul Katz, Ani and Ida Kavafian and Rachel Barton Pine. Born in 1992, Lipman studied at the Juilliard School, where he is principal viola and also Teaching Assistant for his studio. His teachers include Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, Roland Vamos and Matthew Mantell. Lipman is a career grant recipient of the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation, who generously loans him a fine viola by Matteo Goffriller, 1700.