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, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe; at Carnegie Hall and the New World Symphony; and at the Aspen and Rheingau music festivals. Lipman was featured on the PBS series "Now Hear This" and on the WFMT Chicago “30 Under 30” list of the world’s top classical musicians, and he has been profiled by The Strad, Strings, and BBC Music magazines. He made the world premiere recordings of Clarice Assad’s Metamorfose, which he commissioned, Shostakovich’s recently discovered Impromptu, and gave the American premiere of Malika Kishino’s Monochromer Garten VI. As an alum of the Bowers Program, Lipman occupies the Wallach Chair at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and he was the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2015. A native of Chicago, he sits on the Honorary Committee at the Music Institute of Chicago and is on faculty at Stony Brook University. He plays a 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola on generous loan from the Pine Foundation.