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Seymour LIPKIN (piano)

A student of Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski at the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Lipkin won the prestigious Rachmaninoff Competition at age of 19. He went on to appear with all of Americas top five orchestras: The New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago. Conductors with whom he has collaborated include Serge Coussevitsky, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch, Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, He has performed with Jascha Heifetz, Oscar Shumsky, Uto Ughi, Arnold Steinhardt, William Primrose. He toured the U.S., Europe and South America with the Guarneri Quartet. He performed a ten-city European tour with the Juilliard String Quarter in 1999.

For many years, Mr. Lipkin concentrated on conducting (he studied with Serge Coussevitsky and George Szell). After serving as New York Philharmonics assistant conductor, he was Music Director of both the Long Island Symphony and the Joffrey Ballet.

Mr. Lipkin is currently the Artistic Director of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and is on the faculties of both the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Musi.