Andrew Lipian is a native of Cleveland, OH who has studied countertenor for 10 years with Julien Robbins and David Gooding. A graduate of Oberlin College, Lipian also obtained his Masters of Music in Voice from the University of Michigan —where he studied with Stephen Lusmann. He was recently invited to Oberlin as a Guest Alumnus to perform the role of Oberon in Benjamin Brittain's Opera, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Lipian reprised this role from his 2017 performance of the same Opera at the University of Michigan Opera Theater, where he also performed the role of Ruggiero in Handel's "Alcina" (2019). He has soloed with the University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs in a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” and has performed in several venues in the Ann Arbor Area.
In addition to performing with numerous Midwestern arts organizations, including the Messiah with “Credo Music” at the Oberlin for 4 years, Andrew has soloed annually with the Cleveland Messiah Chorus since 2011. He has performed various Bach Cantata's with Emmanuel Music and Windsor Chamber Music in Boston.
From his time as an undergraduate at Oberlin, Lipian placed 1st in back-to-back competitions for NATS of Ohio, garnered a top prize at the Classical Singer’s Convention (NYC), and was a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2013). Lipian was also just recently awarded the top prize for the S. Livingston Mather Men's Vocal Competition, sponsored by the Singer's Club of Cleveland, where he was also awarded a Master Class with Sherill Mlines.