American violist Matthew Lipman is recognized as one of the world’s leading young instrumentalists. He has been hailed for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing” and for his “splendid technique and musical sensitivity.”
A 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Matthew has appeared as soloist with the Minnesota, Illinois Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber, Juilliard, Ars Viva Symphony, and Montgomery Symphony orchestras, and in recital at the WQXR Greene Space in New York City and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
This season, Matthew released the world-premier recording of the newly discovered “Impromptu” by Dmitri Shostakovich, which he debuted in recital at Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio with pianist Henry Kramer. He also headlined a tour of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante as special guest artist at the Royal Northern College in England.
Matthew’s debut solo album, “Ascent,” features a new commission by Brazilian composer Clarice Assad. He was praised for his recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante – which topped the Billboard charts – as “gifted with poise and a warmth of timbre.”
Matthew was the only violist on the list of “30 Under 30” of the world’s top classical musicians.
He performs internationally as a chamber musician with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and regularly at festival around the country. Matthew took top prize in competitions including the Primrose, Tertis, Johansen, and Stulberg International
A native of Chicago, Matthew was recently appointed to the viola faculty at SUNY’s Stony Brook University.