Morrison Artists Series: Amphion Quartet with special guest Bridget Kibbey, harp

Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 pm
Photos of Bridget Kibbey and the Amphion Quartet
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. Pre-concert talk: 7pm. Master class: 2:10 - 4pm, Knuth Hall. Free.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center
SF State Box Office
Event extras: 
Amphion String Quartet
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 II 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, including recent performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Caramoor Festival and the Library of Congress. Its first CD featuring quartets by Grieg, Janacek and Wolf was released by U.K.-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 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.



  • 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
  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): String Quartet No. 1 (1930)
  • Andre Caplet (1878 - 1925): Conte Fantastique for Harp and Strings (1908) 
  • Traditional Celtic Reels (arranged for harp and strings by B. Kibbey)