Matthew LipmanFour area music organizations will present Matthew Lipman, one of the winners of the National Federation of Music Club’s Young Artist award, in a free concert at the UAM Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 15.

Lipman’s performance is being sponsored by the Monticello Music Club, Seark Concert Association, the University of Arkansas at Monticello Division of Music and the Pine Bluff Musical Coterie.

Lipman, a violist, is the recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant in addition to his NFMC Young Artist title. He has been hailed bythe New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing.” He recently recorded Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Sir Neville Marriner and has performed with the Juilliard, Grand Rapids Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber, Ars Viva Symphony, and Montgomery Symphony Orchestras.

The only violist featured on WFMT Chicago’s recent list of “30 Under 30” top classical musicians, highlights of Lipman’s 2014-15 season included collaborations with Leon Fleisher at the Caramoor Center and a three continent tour with David Finckel and Wu Han culminating in a Wigmore Hall debut. He recently performed Penderecki’s Cadenza for solo viola live on WQXR with the composer himself in attendance and is a member of CMS2 at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Having performed under the auspices of the Marlboro, Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, and the [email protected] Festivals, his collaborators include Miriam Fried, Gary Hoffman, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Itzhak Perlman, and members of the Cleveland, Emerson, and Guarneri Quartets. A top prizewinner of the Tertis, Primrose, Washington, Stulberg, and Johansen International Competitions, and the NFMC, Minnesota Orchestra, and Juilliard National Competitions, Lipman is the recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School, where he serves as a teaching assistant to Heidi Castleman. He has also studied with Steven Tenenbom, Misha Amory, and Roland Vamos, and performs on a 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola from the REB Foundation.