Joan Lippincott honored by New York AGO

November 16, 2019
Joan Lippincott (photo credit: Christian Steiner)
Joan Lippincott (photo credit: Christian Steiner)

Joan Lippincott has been named the 2019 International Performer of the Year by the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

The International Performer of the Year Award was created in 1978 to recognize excellence in organ performance and to increase public awareness of the organ and its performers and is given biennially.

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A graduate of Westminster Choir College (BM, MM) and The Curtis Institute of Music, Joan Lippincott served as a member of the Westminster Choir College organ faculty from 1960 to 1997, and was Head of the Organ Department from 1967 to 1994. She was Principal University Organist at Princeton University, 1993-2000. Ms. Lippincott has served on summer faculties at the New England Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin, the Montreat Conference, the Evergreen Conference, and Bach Week at Columbia College.

Her many recordings on the Gothic label include music of Bach, Duruflé, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Widor, Alain, and Pinkham on major American organs. The most recent releases are J. S. Bach Orgelbüchlein, recorded at Princeton Theological Seminary; J. S. Bach Art of Fugue, recorded at Christ Church, Rochester NY; J. S. Bach Concerto Transcriptions at Princeton Theological Seminary; and J. S. Bach Weimar Preludes and Fugues at Notre Dame University.