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Matthew Lipman is VC YOUNG ARTIST

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26-year-old American violist Matthew Lipman is firmly establishing himself as one of the new generation's outstanding young concert artists. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Heidi Castleman and Tabea Zimmermann, Matthew is former prize winner at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and the Washington, Johansen and Stulberg International String Competitions – and is a former recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Recipient of a 2015 Avery Fischer Career Grant, Lipman makes his Cedille label debut with Ascent, an album featuring, in the artist's words, "music enraptured by flights of fantasy," including world-premiere recordings of Dmitri Shostakovich's recently discovered Impromptu for Viola and Piano, Op. 33, and Clarice Assad's Metamorfose, which Lipman commissioned.