Violinist, Dr. Lisa Tipton, a vibrant, versatile musician, contributes as a performer, educator mentor, arts administrator and advocate.  The seed for Lisa's love of chamber music germinated while growing up in a musical family. After several years studying science at Cornell University, the seed sprouted and blossomed when she caught the chamber music bug one summer at Kneisel Hall .  Lisa, co-founder of the award-winning Meridian String Quartet, has toured internationally, held residencies and has won distinctions from the Evian International Competition, Artists International, and Chamber Music America. As a devoted interpreter of new music, Ms. Tipton established the "Made in America" series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  Recently, Lisa, along with colleagues Adrienne Kim and Lisa Kozenko, launched the The NY Chamber Music CoOP, a new creative performance collaborative devoted to social justice programming in New York City.  Lisa's critically acclaimed recording of the Ives' violin sonatas was released in 2006 on Capstone Records. She is the Director of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program and on the faculty of The School for Strings. This past season Lisa launched the Unsung Chamber Music series on YouTube, a NYYS repertoire initiative to feature composers from diverse cultures.   She earned a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, and her D.M.A. at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Photo: Noah O'Leary