The members of the Knoxville Music Teachers Association selected Dr. Igor Lipinski for the 2016-17 KMTA Teacher of the Year award, recognizing Lipinski’s “outstanding contributions to the community and students.” Founded in 1958, the Knoxville Music Teachers Association is a local affiliate of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association (TMTA) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
Dr. Igor Lipinski joins the piano faculty at The University of Oklahoma as the Assistant Professor of Piano starting Fall 2017. Lipinski will teach a studio of undergraduate and graduate piano majors and will collaborate with the piano faculty on many exciting artistic initiatives.
The University of Oklahoma is a major public research university with the main campus located in the suburban Norman, OK, twenty five minutes outside of Oklahoma City. An institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1931, the OU School of Music is the most comprehensive music program in Oklahoma.
The OU Piano Department offers several degrees in piano performance and piano pedagogy including B.M., M.M., and D.M.A. The piano faculty at OU is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading center for performance and pedagogy:
Listen to Lipinski’s rendition of Chopin’s Nocturne op. 9 no. 2 in E-flat Major featuring the composer’s original ornamentations recorded live at RTHK—Radio and Television Hong Kong. Featured on RTHK’s The Works, a weekly program on music and culture in Hong Kong, January 4, 2017.
Listen to excerpts from Lipinski’s faculty recital at Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall at the University of Tennessee School of Music in Knoxville, TN. On his debut recital at UT, Lipinski performed the music by Chopin, Liszt, Paderewski, Siegler, Janáček, Godowsky, and Grünfeld.