Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue’s Senior Editor Corey Seymour, Bridget Kibbey is in demand for innovative, virtuosic programming. She is a winner of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Salon de Virtuosi SONY Recording Grant, graduate of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program, Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France, a winner of Concert Artists Guild, and the Juilliard School’s Peter Mennin Prize for Artistic Excellence and Leadership.
Season highlights include: Multiple tours of her own adaptations of J.S. Bach’s keyboard concerti alongside the Dover Quartet in the US and Canada, a ten-city duo collaboration with mandolinist Avi Avital, and various solo recitals around the United States.
She premieres a new harp concerto with four American Orchestras – written by composer João Luiz Rezende – exploring the evolution of the Brazilian popular dance forms on the harp…starting with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchesrtra, with Eric Jacobsen conducting
Carnegie Hall presents her newest project, “Bach to Brazil” in its CityWide initiative next season. As a bandleader she performs this project alongside Latin-Grammy nominated percussionist Samuel Torres and clarinetist Louis Arques, celebrating NYC’s Nuevo Latino culture.
She has toured and recorded with luminaries Placido Domingo, Dawn Upshaw, and Gustavo Santaollalo for SONY Records and Deutsche Grammaphon; and, her own debut album, Love is Come Again, was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York.
Ms. Kibbey’s NPR TinyDesk solo concert premieres in 2020, and her solo performances have been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, New York’s WQXR, WNYC’s Soundcheck, WETA’s Front Row Washington, WRTI’s Crossover, and on television in A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts. Most recently Bridget was named “Best in Studi” by WQXR for her performance of her own adaptation of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, live on air.
For specific touring dates and locations, please visit www.BridgetKibbey.com.