Violist, and Chicago native, Matthew Lipman, was just selected as on of only a few musicians to join the prestigious roster of artists at the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center in New York. CMS, based in the largest performance complex in the world, prides itself on being one of the most successful champions of chamber music through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities.
Matthew, who has been hailed by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing” and by the Chicago Tribune for his “splendid technique and musical sensitivity”, is First Prize winner of the Washington, Stulberg, and Johansen International Competitions, the WAMSO, Juilliard, and ASTA National Competitions, and is a top prizewinner of Primrose International Viola Competition. Matt is currently a student at the Juilliard School in New York, and performs on an extremely rare viola by Matteo Goffriller, 1700, on generous loan from the REB Foundation.
You can hear Matthew perform as part of the LMF Concert Series on June 5th at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. Works will include Mendelssohn String Quartet in A minor, Schumann Piano Quintet, and world premiere of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata for String Quartet (arr. Clint Edwards)