2017 Grammy Award winner Alexander Lipay is the principal flute of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He holds the same position with Tucson Pops, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, St. Andrew’s Bach Society Chamber Orchestra, and Sunriver Music Festival.
Lipay has performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, Tucson Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony, Hermitage Orchestra, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, St. Andrews’s Bach Society Chamber Orchestra, and Arizona Chamber Orchestra, among others.
He has also appeared as a soloist at many music festivals, including International Music Festival “Musical Olympus” in St. Petersburg, Russia, International Music Festival “Moulin d’Ande” in France, Galway Flute Festival in Weggis, Switzerland, and Sunriver Music Festival in Oregon, USA.
He is the Grand Prix winner of the 2015 International Festival-Competition of Arts “St Petersburg Christmas Assembly”, 1st prize winner of the 2004 MTNA Young Artist National Woodwind Competition, and 1st prize winner of the 2002 Santa Barbara Performing Arts Competition.
Alexander holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he graduated with 2 majors: flute and piano.