Robert Lipsett - Biography

Robert Lipsett holds the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California.

His students have consistently won important competitions including the Julius Stulberg Awards, the Yehudi Menuhin and Irvine M. Klein International Violin Competitions, and several have received highest honors from the National Association for the Advancement of the Arts, and been recognized as Presidential Scholars. A number 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 B.A. in Music from California State University-Northridge. Principal teachers included Ivan Galamian, Ruth Lasley, Zelman Brunoff, Melvin Ritter, Endre Granat. He also served on the faculty at the University of Southern California Thornton School and Encore School for Strings 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.