Violist Matthew Lipman to Perform 2016 Young Artist Tour of Arkansas

Matthew Lipman, violist

Matthew Lipman, violist

Matthew Lipman, the 2015 NFMC Young Artist Winner in Strings, has been selected to perform the annual Arkansas Young Artist tour.

The recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, American violist and NFMC Young Artist Matthew Lipman has been hailed by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing.” He recently recorded Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Sir Neville Marriner and has performed with the Juilliard, Grand Rapids Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber, Ars Viva Symphony, and Montgomery Symphony Orchestras. The only violist featured on WFMT Chicago’s recent list of “30 Under 30” top classical musicians, highlights of Mr. Lipman’s 2014-15 season included collaborations with Leon Fleisher at the Caramoor Center and a three continent tour with David Finckel and Wu Han culminating in a Wigmore Hall debut. He recently performed Penderecki’s Cadenza for solo viola live on WQXR with the composer himself in attendance and is a member of CMS2 at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Having performed under the auspices of the Marlboro, Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, and the Music@Menlo Festivals, his collaborators include Miriam Fried, Gary Hoffman, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Itzhak Perlman, and members of the Cleveland, Emerson, and Guarneri Quartets. A top prizewinner of the Tertis, Primrose, Washington, Stulberg, and Johansen International Competitions, and the NFMC, Minnesota Orchestra, and Juilliard National Competitions, Mr. Lipman is the recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School, where he serves as a teaching assistant to Heidi Castleman. He has also studied with Steven Tenenbom, Misha Amory, and Roland Vamos, and performs on a 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola from the REB foundation.

Arkansas Tour Schedule

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 • 7:30 p.m.
Mabee Fine Arts Center
Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71998

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 • 7:30 p.m.
Stilwell Humanities Music Hall
Texarkana College
2500 North Robison Rd.
Texarkana, AR 75501

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 • 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
University of Arkansas at Monticello
346 University Ct.
Monticello, AR 71655

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 • 11:00 a.m.
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
4823 Woodlawn Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 • 2:30 p.m.
White Lecture Hall
Robert Burns Building
Northwest AR Community College
#1 College Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712