Matthew Lipman / Photo: Jiyang Chen

Matthew Lipman
*1992 in the USA

2017-2019 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies

Studies with Tabea Zimmermann
funded by the Jürgen Fitschen/Friederike Lohse-Stipendium

Matthew Lipman


Matthew Lipman was born in the US in 1992 and gained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he currently holds the post of assistant to Heidi Castleman.

He has won numerous prizes and awards, and in 2015 received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. He won third prize in the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. In 2012 he won first prizes at the Washington International Competition for Strings and the Stuhlberg International String Competition.

Matthew Lipman gives regular chamber music performances as a member of the CMS Two programme run by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and plays at many different festivals including the Music@Menlo Festival, the Malboro Music Festival, Kissinger Sommer and the Ravinia Festival. There he plays alongside artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida and Pinchas Zukerman. In the US, he has given solo performances with many orchestras, for example the Minnesota Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, the Juilliard Orchestra and the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra.

In 2015, he recorded Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante under the Avie label together with Rachel Barton Pine and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, directed by Sir Neville Marriner.

Matthew Lipman plays a viola by Matteo Goffriller dating from 1700, which is loaned to him by the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.

From 2017 to 2019, Matthew Lipman studied at Kronberg Academy with Tabea Zimmermann. These studies were funded by the Jürgen Fitschen/Friederike Lohse Stipendium

Last updated: July 2019