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Lewis Lipnick (Photo by: Carol Pratt)

Lewis Lipnick

Lewis Lipnick joined the National Symphony in 1970. His professional musical training included studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory in 1968. It was at Lipnick's suggestion that the National Symphony commissioned Gunther Schuller to compose his Concerto for Contrabassoon and Orchestra, the first concerto ever written for the contrabassoon. The world premiere took place in 1979 with Mr. Lipnick as soloist and Mstislav Rostropovich conducting the National Symphony Orchestra.

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