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Bridget Kibbey's performances display the varied and unique abilities of this fantastic instrument, with genre-bending performances ranging from baroque to folk, to collaboration with singer/songwriters, to commissioning new works from today's young composers. As hailed by the New York Times, harpist Bridget Kibbey "…made it seem as though her instrument has been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she gets from it." A 2004 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, a winner of Concert Artist Guild's 2007 International Competition, and a winner of Astrals Artists' 2003 Auditions, harpist Bridget Kibbey has been featured in Symphony, MUSO, and Harp Column magazines, and has been featured on New York's WQXR, NPR's "Performance Today," WNYC's Soundcheck, and A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts." She won the 2009 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS II auditions, and is enjoying collaborating with Cho-Liang Lin, Edgar Meyer, Dawn Upshaw, David Shifrin, Ransom Wilson, and the Jupiter Quartet over the next three seasons. Ms. Kibbey recently self-released an album of solo works, entitled "Love is Come Again," named one of 2007's Top Ten Recordings by TimeOut New York, and can also be heard on Deutsche Grammaphon with Dawn Upshaw on Osvaldo Golijov's Ayre and Luciano Berio's Folk Songs.


Next season's highlights include Opening Night at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, French masterpieces for string quartet, bass, and harp in Alice Tully Hall, solo and chamber music appearances at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C, Boston's Gardener Museum, concerto appearances with the Modesto and Illinois Symphonies, and a concerto tour with the Manchester Festival Strings. She will also appear as soloist and chamber musician at the Santa Fe, Ojai, Chamber Music Northwest and the Mostly Mozart Festival.


Ms. Kibbey has been featured as soloist with the Juilliard Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, the Israel Youth Philharmonic, Symphony in C, Princeton Symphony, Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra, America's Dream Chamber Artists and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. As an orchestral harpist she has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.


She has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto, Ojai, St. Denis (Paris), Pacific Music, Portland Chamber Music, Manchester, and Monadnock Music Festivals. Ms. Kibbey is a recipient of the Juilliard School Peter Mennin Prize for Musical Excellence and the Premier Prix at the International Chamber Music Competition of Arles, France (in collaboration with flutist Julietta Curenton).


A leader in broadening the scope of her instrument, she has premiered new works by Kati Agocs, Harrison Birtwistle, Sebastian Currier, Pierre Boulez, Nathan Shields, Kaija Saariaho, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Augusta Read Thomas, Charles Wuorinen, among others. Ms. Kibbey performed Britten's Canticles in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall with tenor Ian Bostridge, performed the New York premier of Elliot Carter's Mosaic in Zankel Hall for the composer's 100th birthday, and the American premier of Sebastian Currier's Broken Minuets with Symphony in C in Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. She is the founding harpist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and has been a featured soloist in New York's Music at the Anthology, Sonic Boom, and Juilliard FOCUS Festivals.


Ms. Kibbey received both Masters and Bachelor of Music degrees at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Nancy Allen. She is on the harp faculties of Bard Conservatory, New York University, and the Juilliard School Pre-College program.

 

Short Bio:

Bridget Kibbey's performances display the varied and unique abilities of this fantastic instrument, with genre-bending performances ranging from baroque to folk, to collaboration with singer/songwriters, to commissioning new works from today's young composers. As hailed by the New York Times, harpist Bridget Kibbey "…made it seem as though her instrument has been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she gets from it." A 2004 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, a winner of Concert Artist Guild's 2007 International Competition, and a winner of Astrals Artists' 2003 Auditions, harpist Bridget Kibbey has been featured in Symphony, MUSO, and Harp Column magazines, and has been featured on New York's WQXR, NPR's "Performance Today," WNYC's Soundcheck, and A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts." She won the 2009 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS II auditions, and is enjoying collaborating with Cho-Liang Lin, Edgar Meyer, Dawn Upshaw, David Shifrin, Ransom Wilson, and the Jupiter Quartet over the next three seasons. Ms. Kibbey recently self-released an album of solo works, entitled "Love is Come Again," named one of 2007's Top Ten Recordings by TimeOut New York, and can also be heard on Deutsche Grammaphon with Dawn Upshaw on Osvaldo Golijov's Ayre and Luciano Berio's Folk Songs.


Next season's highlights include Opening Night at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, French masterpieces for string quartet, bass, and harp, solo and chamber music appearances at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C, Boston's Gardener Museum, concerto appearances with the Modesto and Illinois Symphonies, and a concerto tour with the Manchester Festival Strings. She will also appear as soloist and chamber musician at the Santa Fe, Ojai, Chamber Music Northwest and the Mostly Mozart Festivals.

 

 
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