Dr. William Lipke
Pianist William Lipke maintains an active schedule as a performer and teacher, having performed with musicians of international stature such as the Ying Quartet (four different seasons) and opera baritone Håkan Hagegård.
His appearances with orchestra include the Liszt Concerto in A Major and his performances have been broadcast on public radio. He has performed solo recitals in the United States and in Europe, including performances on recital series and a radio interview in St. Petersburg, Russia.
He has presented lecture recitals on the music of Liszt and has given numerous presentations at state, national and international conventions. One of his students performed as a soloist with the Honolulu Symphony.
Lipke holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He began piano study at the age of six and first appeared as a concerto soloist with a youth orchestra at the age of twelve.
His early teacher was a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London. He studied piano privately with Ozan Marsh (who studied with Liszt’s student Emil von Sauer, Horowitz and Rachmaninoff) and Walter Hautzig.
Lipke also studied chamber music with the LaSalle Quartet and Dorothy Delay (the teacher of Itzhak Perlman and Sarah Chang).
Lipke has been a professor at Adams State University for the past thirteen years. He has also taught ten years at the Northern Arizona University Summer Music Camp. Dr. Lipke teaches on a new Steinway grand piano that he selected at the New York factory.