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Alexander Lipay

Principal Flute

Alexander Lipay is a visual artist, an athlete, and a musician.  He was appointed Principal Flute of Tucson Symphony in 2006. He also serves as Principal Flute of True Concord Voices and Orchestra.

Lipay is a 5-time Grammy Award winner and a 2-time Emmy Award winner. He is also the grand prize winner of the Bach International Music Competition, platinum winner of the Canadian International Music Competition, first prize winner of the MTNA Young Artist National Woodwind Competition, and first prize winner of the International Moscow Music Competition.

He has performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, Tucson Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hermitage Orchestra, and True Concord, among others. He has also appeared as a soloist at many music festivals including International Music Festival “Moulin d’Ande” in France, Sunriver Music Festival in Oregon, and Galway Flute Festival in Weggis, Switzerland.

Alexander is a record-breaking athlete. In 2016, he set the Guinness World Record for the most standing ab wheel rolls in one minute, completing 27, which he held until 2021.  During those five years, he officially had the strongest abs in the world.

Lipay is also a painter who specializes in large-scale fantasy and abstract paintings. He works mostly with oil, favoring heavy brush strokes and thickly textured paint. He is the winner of many international art competitions that include Fusion Art, Artshow International Gallery, Camelback, Light Space Time, Global Conclave, Artist Space, and Northern Light among others. He was named artist of the month by Gallery Ring in July 2021.

Alexander holds a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor degree from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he graduated with two majors in flute and piano performance.