About Bridget Kibbey
New York, New York
Bridget Kibbey (CBA ’18) tours internationally as a soloist and collaborator, crafting performance projects that showcase the vast cross-genre capabilities of the harp alongside today’s top artists – from showcasing French masterworks from the Belle Époque, to exploring cross-cultural pollination found in South America, to adapting the keyboard works of J.S. Bach to the harp. Kibbey is the recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, a SONY Records/Salon de Virtuosi Recording Grant, and a previous winner of Concert Artists Guild, Astral Artists, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS II auditions. She has recorded in duo with Placido Domingo and Dawn Upshaw for Deutsche Grammaphon and SONY Records, and her own solo debut album was named one of Time Out New York‘s Top Ten releases. Bridget has appeared on WQXR, Sirius XM, Front Row Washington, WNYC, Sirius XM, and A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts. Kibbey leads the harp departments at Bard Conservatory and New York University. For a full season calendar, please visit www.bridgetkibbey.com.
The Mask of the Red Death (Macabre)
Kibbey will work alongside choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska to craft a new ballet set to André Caplet’s Le Conte Fantastique after The Mask of the Red Death – for harp soloist and string quintet – based on the short story of Edgar Allan Poe. This new ballet, which will be featured in a touring project exploring light/dark sonorities, unmasks the temptation to turn a blind eye to the cries of the poor, the underrepresented, and the plagued. Additionally, Kibbey will work in collaboration with choreographer Andrea Miller of Gallim Dance to create a new work exploring the influence of Malian Kora on dance and culture, expressed on the modern classical harp.