Violist Matthew Lipman is a leading light in the new brigade of exciting American concert artists. With a busy, globetrotting schedule in the USA and internationally, just some 2021 highlights include his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut at the Ravinia Festival, working with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the prestigious Rheingau Festival, tours to Dresden’s Moritzburg Festival, and throughout the US and Asia as a member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Not yet 30, Matthew’s chamber music partners have already included such luminaries as Tabea Zimmermann, Mitsuko Uchida, Itzhak Perlman, Sir András Schiff, and Jeremy Denk, and he has worked with leading conductors including Edward Gardner, the late Sir Neville Marriner, Osmo Vänskä, and Nicholas McGegan. Many critical acclaimed performances have included concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra, BBC Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Seoul’s Kumho Art Hall, and Wigmore Hall, and recitals at Carnegie Hall and Aspen Music Festival. He’s won just about every award going and in 2019, released his acclaimed debut solo album, Ascent, on Cedille Records, featuring the first ever recording of a newly discovered work by Shostakovich, as well as Clarice Assad’s Metamorfose, a commentary on grief and acceptance commissioned by Lipman in memory of his late mother.
He currently performs on an extremely rare viola by Matteo Goffriller, 1700, on generous loan from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.