Artist Bio

Matthew Lipman, viola

Violist Matthew Lipman, recognized by The New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing,” has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and in recital at Carnegie Hall, the Zürich Tonhalle, and the New World Symphony. He has recorded critically acclaimed albums on the Sony, Cedille, and Avie labels and has premiered works by Shostakovich, Clarice Assad, Helen Grime, and Malika Kishino. Lipman is featured regularly on PBS, NPR,, and MagentaTV and occupies the Wallach Chair at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Recipient of many coveted prizes, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Lipman performs on violas by Matteo Goffriller and Samuel Zygmuntowicz.