Bridget Kibbey


Bridget Kibbey Photo credit: Ronald James

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." -New York Times

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, alum of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two), 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. She has played multiple tours of her own adaptations of J.S. Bach’s keyboard concertos alongside the Dover Quartet, a ten-city duo collaboration with mandolinist Avi Avital, and various solo recitals around the United States. She premiered 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. She has toured and recorded with luminaries Placido Domingo, Dawn Upshaw, and Gustavo Santaollalo for Sony Records and Deutsche Grammophon. Her own debut album, Love is Come Again, was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York. 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. Kibbey was named “Best in Studio 2018” by WQXR for her performance of her own adaptation of J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue, live on air.