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Sayo Lipman, a native of Japan, started playing the piano at the age of two and the harp at the age of 9.

She graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music High School and continued her studies at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where she obtained her Bachelor in Harp.

She was the 3rd prize winner at the Advanced Division of the 8th Japan International Harp Competition.

Sayo Lipman, a native of Japan, started playing the piano at the age of two and the harp at the age of 9. She graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music High School and continued her studies at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where she obtained her Bachelor in Harp. She was the 3rd prize winner at the Advanced Division of the 8th Japan International Harp Competition.

Upon her graduation, she pursued her studies at Indiana University (USA.) with Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald. She completed her master's degree in Harp as a full scholarship recipient. She also obtained  both Artist Diploma and Performer's Diploma. During her studies at Indiana University, she was awarded  the Performance Certificate - the greatest honor granted by the School of Music, to outstanding students, on the basis of exceptional recital delivery. She also taught as an Associate Instructor for the harp department of Indiana University, for a period of two years.

She has  given numerous solo harp recitals, as well as performances with regional orchestras, both in Japan and the USA.

She currently has a busy private studio and has also been teaching for the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith on a long term basis. 

In 2006, Sayo Lipman and Sebastien Lipman formed the husband and wife duo "Lipman Harp Duo". As such, they have performed extensively nationally and internationally. In 2006, they released their first CD "Harp Fusion" and have released, internationally, their second CD in late 2007 for the Naxos label. Their third CD " Arpeggio" was released in early 2009 for the Harmonious Resonance label. 

In April 2008, they toured, from Brisbane to Cairns, and, in March 2009, they have undertaken their first world tour (Tokyo, Paris, Cairo, Washington, Toronto, Salt Lake City).

Contact phone: 0421 111 673

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リップマン 紗葉(さよう)

2歳半からピアノを、9歳よりハープを始める。お茶の水女子大学付属小・中学校を卒業後、
東京藝術大学音楽学部付属音楽高校に入学し、同大学を卒業。第8回日本ハープコンクールアドバンス部門にて
第3位を受賞する。井上久美子、迫本宣子、桑島すみれ、吉野篤子の各氏に師事。
後にアメリカに渡りインディアナ大学にて名誉教授スーザン・マクドナルド女史に師事し、修士課程を
全額奨学金を得て終了。同時にアーティスト・ディプロマとパフォーマー・ディプロマを獲得する。
在学中に優れたリサイタルを開いた生徒にのみ贈られるインディアナ大学音楽学部最大の名誉である
Performance Certificate を受賞。またマクドナルド女史の助手として2年間インディアナ大学ハープ科の
後進の指導にあたる。日本・アメリカ両国において数々のリサイタルを開く他、オーケストラハーピストとしても活躍する。
現在はオーストラリア・ブリスベンに在住し、夫のセバスチャン・リップマンと共にリップマン・ハープデュオとして
オーストラリア国内のみならず、国際的にコンサート活動を続けている。2008年4月にはブリスベン-ケアンズに亘る
国内ツアーを行い、2009年3月には初の世界ツアー行った。又2009年からグリフィス大学クイーンズランド音楽院にて
ハープ講師として指導にもあたり、現在 All Hallows' School のハーププログラムも指導している。