Lawrence Lipnik

Lawrence Lipnik
Photo by Donn Mumma, Houston Early Music

LAWRENCE LIPNIK has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart.  He has prepared an authoritative edition of Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto, commissioned by the Juilliard School, served as gambist and recorder soloist for staged opera productions including Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria at Wolf Trap and Telemann’s Orpheus with the New York City Opera.  In addition to performing, his busy teaching schedule has included early music performance instruction at Wesleyan University, national and international festivals including the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Port Townsend, San Diego and Madison Early Music Festivals, Hidden Valley, Pinewoods, Collegium Director at Amherst Early Music, co-director of the Viols West Workshop in San Luis Obispo, California and contributor to The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare.  Recent performance highlights include concerts with lutenist Paul O’Dette of John Dowland’s complete Lachrimae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, concerts at the Berkeley Festival, appearances with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, ARTEK, TENET, the Indiana University Historic Performance Institute at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and early opera residency at Canegie Mellon University.