Join acclaimed harpist, Bridget Kibbey, as she shares how she got started on the harp, where she gains her inspirations from, and how she’s changing the face of the harp.
Harpist Bridget Kibbey has won the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist Award, Concert Artist Guild's International Competition, and Astral Artist Auditions. Her debut album, Love is Come Again, was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York. She may also be heard on Deutsche Grammophon with Dawn Upshaw, on a recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre and Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs. She most recently recorded an album for SONY Records with Placido Domingo, to be released this season. Her solo performances have been broadcast on NPR'sPerformance Today, on New York's WQXR, WNYC'sSoundcheck, WETA’s Front Row Washington, WRTI’s Crossover, and A&E's Breakfast with the Arts.
Last season she 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 concertos with the Alabama Symphony, Karlsruhe Badische Symphoniker, The Phillips Collection with the Phillips Camerata, and the Metropolis Ensemble. This season's appearances include the Savannah Music Festival, Bravo Vail, Bridgehampton, Bay Chamber, Saratoga, Portland Chamber, and the Pelotas festivals, along with multiple performances with Camerata Pacifica, the International Contemporary Ensemble, San José Chamber Orchestra, and solo recitals across the United States. She is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society and a former member of CMS Two.