Grammy Award winner and Guinness World Record holder Alexander Lipay is a visual artist and a musician based out of Tucson Arizona, where he’s lived for over a decade. He specializes in large-canvas expressionist paintings in oil and acrylic, favoring heavy brush strokes and thickly textured paint.
In 2019, his artwork “Starry Night” was selected by a jury of artists from Oregon to be the new cover of the Sunriver Music Festival.
He is the principal flute of the Tucson Symphony, 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 many 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.