Harpist Bridget Kibbey Joins the Roster
Opus 3 Artists is excited to welcome harpist Bridget Kibbey to our roster. Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue, Bridget Kibbey is in demand for her innovative, virtuosic performances that expand the expressive range of the harp. Collaborating with some of today’s top artists, she crosses genres to emphasize the harp’s role through centuries and cultures of music. She currently tours several projects of her own conception ranging from French Masterworks of the Belle Époque, to the riches of baroque counterpoint, to popular and familiar folk music from South America to Sephardia which resulted from some of history’s greatest cross-cultural pollination stories. The New York Times has remarked that “…she made 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.”
Bridget Kibbey’s 2019-2020 season includes performing her own adaptations of J.S. Bach’s keyboard concerti alongside the Dover Quartet, duo recitals with long-term friend and collaborator—mandolinist Avi Avital, and duo recitals with the Iranian Singer Mahsa Vahdat. She also continues to explore her passion for Brazilian popular music with a new harp concerto by Brazilian composer João Luiz Rezende, commissioned by four American Orchestras and premiered with the Orlando Philharmonic. Kibbey’s Bach to Brazil project will be presented by Carnegie Hall and includes newly-commissioned works performed by Kibbey with Latin Grammy-winning percussionist Samuel Torres, clarinetist Louis Arques, and guitarist João Luiz Rezende.
Kibbey has received a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Salon de Virtuosi SONY Recording Grant. She is the winner of the Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France, the Concert Artists Guild competition, and the Juilliard School’s Peter Mennin Prize for Artistic Excellence and Leadership. She is a graduate of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two), and is featured annually with the CMSLC.