Seymour Lipkin Collection
Born in Detroit in 1927, Seymour Lipkin studied in Philadelphia at the Curtis
Institute during the 1940s; his principal teachers there were Rudolf Serkin and
Mieczyslaw Horszowski. In 1948, he captured the Rachmaninoff Award, which led to
numerous orchestral and recital engagements.
Lipkin has appeared as soloist with most major American orchestras, including
those of Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Los Angeles,
Pittsburgh and St. Louis, with conductors such as Munch, Reiner, Steinberg,
Dohnanyi, Ormandy and Bernstein.
He recorded the Stravinsky Piano Concerto with Leonard Bernstein for Columbia
Records. A conducting student of Koussevitsky at Tanglewood, he has served as
Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, and Music Director of the
Joffrey Ballet. As a chamber musician he has participated with such
distinguished artists as Heifetz, Ricci, Tortelier, Zimbalist, Primrose and the
Guarneri Quartet. At various times, Lipkin has served on the faculties of the
Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music and New
Lipkin has been the Artistic Director of the Kniesel Hall Chamber Music
Festival in Blue Hill, Maine. He also served as Artistic Director of the
University of Maryland International Piano Festival and William Kapell Piano
He has performed virtually all of Beethoven's major works for the piano,
including complete cycles of the 32 Sonatas, the 5 Concertos, the 10 Violin
Sonatas and the Cello Sonatas. His recent CD recording of three Beethoven
Sonatas is available on the Audiofon label. Between 2000 and 2003, he presented
a series of New York recitals devoted to the major piano works of Schubert.
At the present time, IPAM's Lipkin Collection consists of selected private
recordings of Mr. Lipkin's concert and recital performances.
10 am to 3 pm
Monday through Thursday
9 am to 5 pm
Monday through Friday
Donald Manildi, Curator
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
8115 Alumni Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA