MATTHEW LIPMAN, VIOLA.
The recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, American violist Matthew Lipman has been hailed by the New York Timesfor his "rich tone and elegant phrasing” and by the Chicago Tribune for his "splendid technique and musical sensitivity." His debut recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Sir Neville Marriner was recently released on the Avie label. He has performed with the Juilliard, Minnesota, Grand Rapids Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber, Ars Viva Symphony, and Montgomery Symphony orchestras and recitals at the Phillips Collection, Clark Arts Center, and ShortGrass Festival. The only violist featured on WFMT Chicago’s recent list of “30 Under 30” top classical musicians, he has been profiled by The Strad andBBC Music magazines and recently performed Penderecki’s Cadenza for solo viola live on WQXR with the composer in attendance. Mr. Lipman has performed with the Chamber Music Society at Alice Tully Hall, Wigmore Hall, and at the Kissinger Sommer Festival in Germany as a member of CMS Two, and under the auspices of the Marlboro, Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, and the Music@Menlo festivals. His collaborators include David Finckel and Wu Han, Leon Fleisher, Miriam Fried, Gary Hoffman, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Itzhak Perlman, and members of the Cleveland, Emerson, and Guarneri quartets. A top prizewinner of the Tertis, Primrose, Washington, Stulberg, and Johansen International competitions, Mr. Lipman is the recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he serves as a teaching assistant to Heidi Castleman. He has also studied with Steven Tenenbom, Misha Amory, and Roland Vamos, and performs on a 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola from the REB foundation.