The recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 25-year-old Chicago native Matthew Lipman recently performed viola concertos with the Minnesota Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, and Innsbrook and Eggenfelden Festival orchestras. He has had recitals at the WQXR Greene Space in New York and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Highlights this season include a debut solo album on Cedille Records, with his transcriptions of Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy and a world premiere by Brazilian composer Assad. Lipman performs internationally as a chamber musician as a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two, and at the Music@Menlo, Marlboro, Bad Kissingen, Malaga, and Ravinia Festivals. A top prizewinner of the Primrose, Tertis, Washington, Johansen, and Stulberg International Viola Competitions, he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. Lipman performs on a 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola loaned through the generous efforts of the RBP Foundation and an 1845 Dominque Peccatte viola bow.