The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano by William Bolcom

Stephen Shipps, violin

The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano by William Bolcom

Liz Ames, piano

The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano by William Bolcom

William Bolcom, composer

Fri

5/4/2018

8:00pm

Classical

The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano by William Bolcom

Stephen Shipps, violin & Liz Ames, piano

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  • Stephen Shipps, violin
  • Liz Ames, piano

Stephen Shipps

Stephen B. Shipps is Professor of Violin, Chair of Strings and Director of the String Preparatory Academy at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He was educated at Indiana University where his teacher was Josef Gingold. He has performed as a member of the First Violin Section of the Cleveland Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Dallas Opera and Omaha Symphony Orchestras. His publishers are Keiser Publishing in New York, Encore Press in Detroit and Editio Amos in Prague. His recording work has resulted in dozens of Gold and Platinum Records for his work as Violin Soloist with the Mannheim Steamroller. As a broadcaster, Mr. Shipps serves as the On-Air Media Commentator for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and he performed for fifteen seasons of extensive concert tours as the Violinist of the Meadowmount Trio.

Internationally, Mr. Shipps is the Coordinator for Global Engagement at UM. He served for seven seasons as the Director of the International Music Academy of Pilsen in the Czech Republic and six seasons of the Cambridge International String Academy in the UK. Mr. Shipps is currently the Director of the Liberec International Violin Academy in the Czech Republic.

Shipps has an ongoing teaching relationship with the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik in Germany, the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic and the Colburn School in Los Angeles. He also serves on the Faculties of Center Stage Strings at UM and at the Innsbrook Festival. His students perform as soloists, concertmasters, chamber musicians and orchestral performers internationally.