Described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a dignified and beautiful singer, bass-baritone Paul Max Tipton has soloed under such notable figures as Masaaki Suzuki, Matthias Pintscher, Craig Hella Johnson, Kenneth Slowik, Leonard Slatkin, Rubén Dubrovsky, Simon Carrington, Helmuth Rilling, Paul Hillier, Grant Llewellyn, and Nicholas McGegan. He has recently appeared with the symphonies of Austin, Columbus, San Antonio, Tucson, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the New York Philharmonic.
Recent collaborations include Haydn’s Creation with Pacific Symphony, Britten’s War Requiem with Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and The American Boychoir, Christus in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Spoleto Festival USA, Plutone in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Göteborg Baroque, the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the University of Michigan with Martin Katz conducting, the role of Archibald Grosvenor in Patience with Odyssey Opera under Gil Rose, performances across the Bay Area of Schubert’s Winterreise & Die Schöne Müllerin arranged for strings with New Esterhazy Quartet, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Grand Rapids Symphony, recitals with Ricky Ian Gordon in Ann Arbor & Firenze, and Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum at Carnegie Hall under Ton Koopman. Recent recordings include Nicolaus Bruhns’s solo cantatas for bass with Masaaki Suzuki for BIS Records, the Grammy-winning Naxos recording of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence & of Experience, a Grammy nomination for Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with Seraphic Fire, Bach’s St. John Passion with Cantata Collective & Nicholas McGegan, Bach duet cantatas with soprano Sherezade Panthaki and Cantata Collective, and several records with Cut Circle for the Belgian label Musique en Wallonie.
He has performed with Bach Collegium Japan, the Washington Bach Consort, Bach Collegium San Diego, New Trinity Baroque, the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Carmel Bach Festival, Bach Society Houston, Ars Lyrica, Tenet, the Colorado Bach Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, and has appeared with Cut Circle at early music festivals across Europe. Mr. Tipton trained on full fellowship at the University of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor, being mentored by mezzo-soprano Luretta Bybee, tenor George Shirley, and collaborative pianist Martin Katz. He is a 2010 graduate of the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music in Oratorio & Early Music, studying with tenor James Taylor. Based in Boston, he was made a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music in 2012. www.paulmaxtipton.com