Robert Lipsett

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

Robert Lipsett, violin, holds the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he has been on the faculty for twenty-five years. In addition, he taught at the University of Southern California as a tenured professor and California State University, Northridge. His students have consistently won important competitions including the Julius Stulberg Awards, the Yehudi Menuhin, Irvine M. Klein International Violin Competition, Hannover International Violin Competition, and International Tchaikovsky Competition. Several have received highest honors from the National Association for the Advancement of the Arts and have been recognized as Presidential Scholars. His students hold principal positions with leading orchestras including concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, principal associate concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and concertmaster of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Lipsett received his Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Northridge. He also serves on the faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and has given master classes at major schools around the world. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Teachers Award from the White House Commission for Presidential Scholars. In addition, Mr. Lipsett has been an active solo artist, chamber music performer, orchestral musician, and freelance commercial musician in the film, television, and recording industries.