Lauded for her compelling artistry and virtuosity, harpist Bridget Kibbey showcases the broad range of her instrument through multiple-genre performances — drawing diverse audiences through new collaborations and platforms. Bridget is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist Award, a Salon de Virtuosi Grant, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II, Concert Artist Guild’s International Competition, Astral Artist Auditions, and Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France. She tours internationally as concerto soloist, recitalist, and collaborator with some of today’s most compelling artists.
Bridget’s debut album, Love is Come Again, was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York. She was most recently featured with tenor Placido Domingo, in a new album entitled Encanto del Mar – released on SONY Records, and with soprano
Dawn Upshaw, in Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs and Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre for Deutsche Grammaphon. Ms. Kibbey’s solo performances have been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, on New York’s WQXR and Q2 Radio, WNYC’s Soundcheck, WETA’s Front Row Washington, WRTI’s Crossover, and A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts.
Bridget is featured annually with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, is a principal artist with Camerata Pacifica in Los Angeles, and is founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble and Metropolis Ensemble. She has appeared as featured soloist and chamber artist at the Bravo!Vail, Chamber Music Northwest, Bridgehampton, Aspen, Bay Chamber Festivals, Pelotas, Savannah Music Festival, among others.
With a passion for giving the harp a greater platform and commissioning new repertoire, Bridget has curated a series of touring programs with some of today’s most compelling cross-genre performers in projects ranging from the confluence of cultures in South American popular music, to adaptations of J.S. Bach’s most iconic keyboard works with baroque specialists, to world-premiere performances by today’s great compositional voices. She recently spearheaded a five orchestra concerto-commissioning consortium with Juno-Award winning composer Vivian Fung. Bridget performed five world-premiere performances with The Karlsruhe Badische Symphoniker (Germany), The Phillips Camerata in Washington, DC, The Alabama Symphony, The San José Chamber Orchestra, and the Metropolis Ensemble.