Artist Bio

Matthew Lipman, viola

American violist Matthew Lipman, recognized by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing,” has appeared as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, at Carnegie Hall, the New World Symphony, the Aspen Music Festival, and on multiple PBS and NPR broadcasts. He made the world premiere recordings of Clarice Assad’s Metamorfose and Shostakovich’s Impromptu and gave the American premiere of Malika Kishino’s Monochromer Garten VI. Lipman occupies the Wallach Chair at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, sits on the Honorary Committee at the Music Institute of Chicago (where he is originally from), and is on faculty at Stony Brook University. An Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, his 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola is on loan from the Pine Foundation.