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Music Director - Conductor
Arie Lipsky

Conductor Arie Lipsky has established himself as an exciting conducting talent and is recognized for outstanding musical achievement, extraordinary conducting ability, and skillful rehearsal technique. He is also highly praised for his creative programming in a variety of formal and  informal concert settings. His versatility has been widely demonstrated throughout the symphonic repertoire and his engaging rapport with audiences has made him a concert favorite.

Arie Lipsky was born in Israel where he received extensive training as a cellist and as a flutist. At the age of nine years he won his first of several prestigious musical competitions after which he began to appear in concert throughout Europe.

Maestro Lipsky subsequently began his serious study of composition and conducting. His mentors include Semyon Bychkov, Yoel Levi, Kurt Mazur in conducting, and Pablo Casals and Leonard Rose on cello.

Lipsky is the music director of the Ann Arbor (Michigan) Symphony and the Ashland (Ohio) Orchestra. Recently, he was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Haifa Symphony in Israel. He also served a Resident Conductor and Principal Cellist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He was named the music director and conductor of the Clarence Summer Orchestra in 1996.

Maestro Lipsky has conducted major orchestras in the United States, Israel Canada and Russia. In July of 1995 he began an extensive recording project of four new CDs in Lithuania that include all of the Schubert overtures and concertos by Bruch and Sierra.

Arie Lipsky also remains active as a cellist and chamber musician. In 1996 he became cellist with the New Arts Trio and is in residence at Chautauqua Institution during the summer.