Manuel Lipstein
*2001 in Germany

Kronberg Academy Bachelor
Studies with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Dr Rainer und Christel Stoll Scholarship

Manuel Lipstein


Manuel Lipstein, born in 2001, is a German-Argentinian cellist and composer. At the age of six, he started his junior studies at Cologne Music University where he was taught by Prof. Katharina Deserno until 2015 and by Prof. Maria Kliegel until 2019.

Additionally, Manuel has received composition lessons with Prof. Gerhard Müller-Hornbach since 2020 and he took conducting lessons with Prof. Vassilis Christopoulos at the Music University of Frankfurt am Main from 2020 to 2021. Manuel gains further inspiration through masterclasses with artists such as Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Steven Isserlis, Kirill Gerstein, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens-Peter Maintz, Jérôme Pernoo, Leonid Gorokhov, Arto Noras and others.

A glimpse into my world: Manuel Lipstein

As a cellist, he convinces national just as international juries: Amongst others, he was awarded with the Prémier Grand Prix (first prize) at Concours Flame in Paris, with the third prize at International Dotzauer Competition for Young Cellists in Dresden, with the second prize at Antonio Janigro Competition in Croatia and with the first prize at Concours Violoncelle Prix Edmond Baert in Brussels. He won the WDR Classical Music Prize with his piano trio and, as the youngest participant, he gained the third prize at TONALi competition where he was also chosen for the TONALiSTEN agency.

As a composer, Manuel won several prizes at the national competition for young composers and at Orchesterwerkstatt Halberstadt. His works get broadcasted by radios such as Hessischer Rundfunk and are regularly performed e. g. at festivals like AchtBrücken (Cologne), BTHVN 2020 (Bonn) and Aurora (Sweden). Several of his competitions are published at Edition Walhall (Germany) and Edition Musica Ferum (United Kingdom).

The 21-years-old cellist has performed all over Europe and in countries such as Japan, China and Armenia on renowned stages as Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cologne Philharmony, Herkulessaal München and Beijing Concert Hall. Playing as a soloist with orchestras as WDR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgarter Kammerphilharmonie and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen have been extraordinary experiences for him. His debut album at NAXOS is planned for 2023.

Manuel Lipstein participated in the 2018 and 2022 Cello Masterclasses at Kronberg Academy. In 2022, he participated in the Chamber Music Connects the World. Since October 2019, he has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson. These studies are funded by the Dr. Rainer und Christel Stoll Scholarship.

Manuel Lipstein in concert

Last updated: August 2020