Bridget Kibbey, harp
According to the New York Times, Harpist Bridget Kibbey "makes it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it." Bridget is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Classical Recording Foundation's 2012 Young Artist Award, and winner of Concert Artist Guild's International Competition and Astral Artist Auditions. Bridget's debut album, Love is Come Again, was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York. This season she is featured with Placido Domingo in his most recent album for SONY Records, Encanto del Mare. She may also be heard on Deutsche Grammaphon with Dawn Upshaw, on a recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre and Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs. Ms. Kibbey's solo performances have been broadcast on NPR's Performance Today, on New York's WQXR, WNYC's Soundcheck, WETA’s Front Row Washington, WRTI’s Crossover, and A&E's Breakfast with the Arts.
Bridget recently spearheaded a five-orchestra World-Premiere Harp Concerto Consortium, for which she performed a new harp concerto by Juno-Award winning Vivian Fung alongside standard harp concerti with the Alabama Symphony, Karlsruhe Badische Symphoniker, The Phillips Collection with the Phillips Camerata, San José Chamber Orchestra, and the Metropolis Ensemble. She is frequently featured with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall and on tour, and was recently named a Principal Artist with Camerata Pacifica, with whom she will be featured on the West Coast of the United States during the next five seasons.
Festival appearances this past season include Bravo!Vail, Savannah Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Pelotas Festival (Brazil), Bay Chamber Concerts, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, among others.
Ms. Kibbey is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Nancy Allen. She is on the harp faculties of Bard Conservatory, New York University, and the Juilliard Pre-College program.