INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
20-year old violist Matthew Lipman, who has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune for his “splendid technique and musical sensitivity” and “warm, burnished, singing tone”, has performed in halls across America and Europe, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has appeared as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Capital City Symphony, Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Symphony Orchestra, and the Ars Viva Symphony, where his performance was named “the Most Impressive Debut” in Chicago Classical Review’s “Top 10 Performances of 2010”. Upcoming concerto appearances include the Minnesota Orchestra and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2012, Matthew won First Prize at the Washington International Competition, Stulberg International Competition, First and Grand Prize at the WAMSO Young Artist Competition, and the Juilliard Concerto Competition. In his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra under Maestro Edward Gardner, Matthew was praised by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing” and “fleet-fingered technique”. He garnered an honorable mention at the 2011 Primrose International Viola Competition and previously won First Prize at the Johansen International, Blount-Slawson Young Artists, and ASTA National Solo Competitions, among others. He has been featured on the NPR and PBS show “From the Top”, through which he won a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.
Matthew has been featured as a chamber musician at Ravinia, Music@Menlo, the Perlman Music Program, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has
collaborated withartists such as Itzhak Perlman, David Finckel, Miriam Fried, Paul Katz, Ani and Ida Kavafian, and Rachel Barton Pine. Born in Chicago, Matthew Lipman is currently a third-year undergraduate and recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship at the Juilliard School, where he studies with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. His previous teachers include Roland Vamos and Matthew Mantell.
Matthew performs on a fine viola by Matteo Goffriller, 1700, on generous loan from the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation.