Harpist Bridget Kibbey was born in Findlay, Ohio. She has won the Avery Fisher Career Grant (2004), the Concert Artists Guild International Competition (2007), the Astral Artists Auditions (2003), the Juilliard School’s Peter Mennin Prize, the Premier Prix International Chamber Music Competition (Arles, France), and second prize in the Valentino Bucchi International Competition (2006). Kibbey is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS II (2009-12). She has made solo and chamber appearances across the U.S. and Europe with Dawn Upshaw, Ian Bostridge, Peter Serkin, America’s Dream Chamber Artists, Astral Artists, Eighth Blackbird, ICE Contemporary Ensemble, the New York Harp Trio, and others. Her debut album Love Is Come Again was named one of 2007’s top recordings by Time Out New York. Kibbey has also recorded Golijov’s Ayre and Berio’s Folk Songs with Dawn Upshaw (DG). Festivals where she has played and taught include Ojai, St. Denis (Paris), Tanglewood, Spoleto, Lucerne Festival Academy, Pacific Music Festival, and the Journées de la Harpe Festival. Kibbey has been featured on A&E’s Breakfast With the Arts, NPR’s Performance Today, WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase, WNYC’s Soundcheck, WRTI (Philadelphia), and in Symphony, MUSO and Harp Column magazines. She is on the harp faculty at Bard Conservatory, N.Y.U., and Vassar College. Kibbey received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard, where she studied with Nancy Allen. She has been a Pre-College faculty member since 2004.