After falling in love with several instruments, Matthew Lipman finally chose the viola.
Congratulations to Matthew Lipman, recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Matthew will receive an award of $10,000 to help him continue his music studies and assist him with music-related needs.
Young Matthew Lipman took up the trumpet after he fell in love with an eighth-grade girl who played the instrument. But love can be fickle. Eventually Mathew switched to the viola after meeting a girl who played that instrument. The girl moved on, but Matthew stayed true to his viola. He plays music from William Walton's Viola Concerto. This segment originally aired on May 16, 2007