Isabella Lippi

Violinist Isabella Lippi, called “a standout, even among virtuosos,” began performing in public at the age of 10 when she made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has since performed in numerous recitals and has appeared as guest soloist with orchestras in the United States, Mexico, Europe and the Far East.  In 1989, Isabella won the St. Louis Symphony Young Artist Competition,  and was invited to perform with the symphony in subscription concerts under Maestro Slatkin, her playing compared to Jascha Heifetz.  She has also appeared as soloist with the symphonies of Dallas, Baltimore, Phoenix, New Orleans, Tulsa, Mexico City, San Diego, Jacksonville, Vermont, Columbus, and the New World, and the Mexico City Philharmonc, Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao of Spain, and the Moscow Symphony.  Among her recital appearances are major concert halls and series including the 92nd Street Y (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Ravinia Festival (Chicago), and Suntory Hall (Tokyo). She has also participated in numerous chamber music festivals including those of Santa Fe, La Jolla, Mainly Mozart, and Aspen.   Ms. Lippi was concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony from 1999-2002 and is currently concertmaster of the Elgin Symphony. She has been a featured artist on radio stations throughout the U.S., among them WQXR (New York), WNIB (Chicago), and KFAC (Los Angeles); and also in the nationally distributed educational program “Encounters.”  She can be heard on recordings on the Koch, Cambria, and Naxos labels. Born in Chicago, Isabella Lippi’s teacher have included Robert Lipsett at the University of Southern California, Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School and Almita and Roland Vamos in Chicago.  Among her numerous prizes and awards is her distinction as Presidential Scholar in the Arts.