Cellist Joshua Lyphout (b. 2003) is currently studying in the studio of Dr. Brian Snow at Bowling Green State University. Lyphout strives to invite audiences to explore new sound worlds with his programming in comfortable and engaging contexts. An avid proponent of contemporary music, Lyphout has premiered dozens of new works by young composers and is committed to presenting new music alongside works of the established canon. Equally as passionate about early music and historically informed performance, he can frequently be heard performing works of the 16th and 17th centuries on period instruments.
Lyphout has performed in masterclasses for cellists Mark Kosower, Andrei Ioniță, Sonja Kraus, Susan Babini, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, and Kahri Joyner, and has attended the Berlin Opera Academy and the Brevard Music Center. He is a 2021 recipient of the Hansen Fellowship, awarded to exceptional undergraduate music students, and has been a finalist or received prizes in the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition and the BGSU Concerto Competition. Recent projects have included a recital of works by Barber, Britten, and Steven Naylor and Idiosyncrasies: A Call for Scores; a composition competition which received over 400 submissions with 5 winners scheduled to be performed and recorded in Spring 2024.
Joshua Lyphout performs on cello made in 2023 by master American luthier Jon van Kouwenhowen.