Seymour Lipkin

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Pianist Seymour Lipkin won the prestigious Rachmaninoff Competition at the age of 19, and went on to appear with the top five orchestras in the nation: the symphony orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia and the New York Philharmonic. Throughout his career, he has performed as a soloist with these and many more orchestras, but he is also a multi-faceted artist: a talented recitalist, conductor, chamber musician and teacher. He has taught pianists such as Cecile Licad, also featured on this site, as a faculty member at the Juilliard School and the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, which he attended himself as a student. After years as a conductor, Lipkin has returned to extensive performing as a pianist, and has recently recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas, which he also performed live at the Gardner Museum and venues nationwide. Breaking new ground, he has made the complete recording available on one CD of mp3 files, available on his website. The recording was picked as one of the top classical discs of 2004 by The Boston Globe.