Violist Matthew Lipman has been hailed by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing” and by the Chicago Tribune for his “splendid technique and musical sensitivity”. Engagements as soloist include the Juilliard, Minnesota, Grand Rapids Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber, Ars Viva Symphony, Montgomery Symphony, Capital City Symphony and Southwest Symphony Orchestras, and as recitalist, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. and the ShortGrass Festival in Cimarron, New Mexico.
Lipman is the First Prize winner of the Washington, Stulberg, and Johansen International Competitions; the Minnesota Orchestra and Juilliard Competitions, and is a top prizewinner of the Tertis and Primrose International Viola Competitions. He recently joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a member of CMS Two and is a participant of the Music@Menlo, Ravinia, Marlboro, Caramoor, and Perlman Music Program festivals. His chamber music collaborators include David Finckel, Miriam Fried, Paul Katz, Ani and Ida Kavafian, and Itzhak Perlman.
Born in Chicago in 1992, Lipman is a student at the Juilliard School, where he is a recipient of a Kovner Fellowship and serves as teaching assistant to professor Heidi Castleman. He has also studied with Misha Amory, Roland Vamos, and Matthew Mantell. Lipman performs on a fine viola by Matteo Goffriller, 1700, on generous loan from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation. This is his recording debut.