Kivie Cahn-Lipman is the founding cellist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), a founding gambist of LeStrange Viols, and the founder and lironist of ACRONYM. He has recorded for Nonesuch, Naxos, Kairos, Mode, New Focus, New Amsterdam, New World, Tzadik, ArsPublica, Tundra, Starkland, Olde Focus, Canteloupe, Stradivarius, and ECM, and his recording of J.S. Bach's Cello Suites was praised for its "eloquent performances," "fresh thinking," and "energy and zeal" (The Strad). Kivie holds degrees from Oberlin, Juilliard, and CCM, and he has served on the faculties of Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges and The College of New Jersey. He is an Assistant Professor of Music at Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music.