Young Artist Winner To Perform At UAM September 15

MONTICELLO, AR — Violist Matthew Lipman, winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs 2015 Young Artist Award, will present a free public performance September 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

            Lipman’s appearance is being co-sponsored by the UAM Division of Music, Monticello Music Club, Pine Bluff Musical Coterie, and the SEARK Concert Association.

            Hailed by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing,” Lipman 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 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.

            A top prizewinner of the Tertis, Primrose, Washington, Stulberg, and Johansen International Competitions, and the NFMC, Minnesota Orchestra, and Juilliard National Competitions, 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.

            For more information, contact the UAM Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.


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