Amphion Quartet with Special Guest Bridget Kibbey, harp

<span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00pm</span>
Amphion Quartet with Special Guest Bridget Kibbey, harp

Dazzling young harp virtuoso Bridget Kibbey joins forces with the Amphion Quartet in a concert of remarkable works for this unusual and sonorous combination of instruments. Free.

Pre-Concert Talk: 
7:00pm
Location: 
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Master Class

Friday, February 19, 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
Katie Hyun, violin
David Southorn, violin
Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola

Mihai Marica, cello

Hailed for its “gripping intensity” and “suspenseful and virtuoso playing” (San Francisco Classical Voice), the Amphion String Quartet won the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and in 2013 became a part of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two Program, making its Alice Tully Hall debut in March 2014, about which the New York Times praised “the focused, forceful young Amphion String Quartet” for its “sharply detailed performances.”  The quartet has delighted audiences throughout the United States, inclluding recent performances at Carengie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Caramoor Festival, and the Library of Congress.  Their first CD featuring quartets by Grieg, Janacek and Wolf, was released by the UK-based recording label Nimbus.

Bridget Kibbey, harp

“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.”  - The New York Times

Lauded for her compelling artistry and virtuosity, harpist Bridget Kibbey is gaining a reputation for showcasing the broad range of her instrument through multiple-genre performances -- drawing diverse audiences through new collaborations and platforms.Bridget is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist Award, a 2015 Salon de Virtuosi Grant, and the only harpist to win a position with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II, a winner of Concert Artist Guild's International Competition, Astral Artist Auditions, and Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France. She tours internationally as concerto soloist, recitalist, and collaborator with some of today’s most compelling artists.

 

Program:

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750): Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV. 1056 (1739?), (transcribed by B. Kibbey and Amphion Quartet)

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): Danses sacrée et profane, for Harp and Strings (1904)

Nathan Shields: Tenebrae for Harp and String Quartet (2009) (written for Bridget Kibbey)

-Intermission-

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976): String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Opus 25 (1941)

Andre Caplet (1878 - 1925): Conte Fantastique for Harp and Strings (1908) 

Traditional Celtic Reels (arranged for Harp & Strings by B. Kibbey)

For more information about these artists, click here & here.