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HVG Performing Arts Group: Bridget Kibby

World renowned harpist Bridget Kibby explores some of her favorite composers, showcasing the expressive range of her instrument by transforming her harp into an organ, guitar, and an oud. The program features works by Albeniz, J.S. Bach, Britten, Debussy, and Fauré in her own transcriptions, as well as original masterworks for the concert harp.

Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue Magazine, Ms. Kibbey “makes it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the energetic figures and gorgeous colors she was getting from it [The New York Times].”

Kibbey illuminates the powerful expressive range of the harp by placing it center stage. She appears frequently as soloist and chamber musician at festivals and series across the globe, from Lincoln Center and the Aspen Music Festival to Schloss Elmau in Germany and International Festival d’Avesnois in France. Kibbey has appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.