Pianist and conductor Seymour Lipkin was an esteemed faculty member of the Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music. His understated persona coupled with a towering intellect resulted in a passionate fidelity to the composer’s intent on the score, as can be heard in his complete recordings of the Beethoven and Schubert piano sonatas. A longtime director of the Kneisel Hall summer chamber music festival in Blue Hill, Maine, Mr. Lipkin died near his beloved festival last year at the age of 88.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 pm, there will be a memorial concert in honor of Seymour Lipkin at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, featuring his former piano students Koji Attwood, Steve Beck, Andrius Zlabys, Jenny Q. Chai, Rieko Aizawa, Lora Tchekoratova, and Ieva Jokubaviciute, with Laurie Smukler on Violin and Joel Krosnick on Cello. Visit https://amusicallife.com/lipkin for tickets and information.
Seymour Lipkin’s Website: http://seymourlipkin.com/
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival: http://kneisel.org/
Seymour Lipkin’s Obituary on The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/arts/music/seymour-lipkin-pianist-and-conductor-dies-at-88.html
Seymour Lipkin Memorial Concert at Carnegie Hall: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/11/9/0730/PM/Seymour-Lipkin-Memorial-Concert/