Duo Rhone was conceived at The International Chamber Music Competition in Arles, France where they won the premier prix. While there, they discovered their mutual love of Southern France. Following their win, they have enjoyed such engagements as performing the opening recital for “Journee de les Harpes” Festival in France, the international Harp Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, and soloing with the  The U.S. Army Orchestra and Amadeus Chamber Orchestra.

 

Harpist Bridget Kinney is a winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. The New York Times recently declared: “Bridget Kibbey...made 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.” Ms. Kibbey recently joined soprano Dawn Upshaw in recording Luciano Berio's Folk Songs and Osvaldo Golijov's”Ayre” for Deutsche Grammophon. Ms. Kibbey's solo performances have been broadcast on NPR's Performance Today, A & E's Breakfast with the Arts and WQXR. She has also been profiled in SYMPHONY, MUSO, and Harp Column magazines.

 

At the age of sixteen, flutist Julietta Curenton made her debut with the National Symphony under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch. Since that time, Ms. Curenton has been featured as a guest soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, the Kennedy Center Institute Orchestra, and the U.S. Army Orchestra. In 2005, she was the first prize winner of the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition and was featured in the Flutists Quarterly magazine. Most recently, Julietta Curenton performed with world-renown soprano Frederica von Stade at The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater sponsored by the Washington Choral Arts Society. Ms. Curenton's performances have also been featured on Washington DC's WGMS and Boston's WGBH radio stations.