Bridget Fitzgerald's music; art; nerdsploits. Beamed directly from Brooklyn to your eyeballs. Contact: bridget@bridgetink.com

Bio/Media/Press

Bridget can be seen & heard often with:
Discovery [viola/vox]
Stereo Off [viola/synths/vox]

Music, etc from my brothers:
Garan Fitzgerald [bass/voice actor]
Dylan Willemsa [viola/artist]

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PROJECTS :: MUSiC :: ART :: NERD ::
Upcoming Performances:

92Y School of Music Faculty Concert
Bridget Fitzgerald, viola

with Tania Tachkova, piano
SUN, MAY 11 @ 1PM
Weill Art Gallery at the 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Av @ 92nd St, NYC [map]
Works by Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich
92Y.org/Music

Stereo Off at Bar Matchless
SAT, JUN 21 @ 8PM
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Av, BK [map]
barmatchless.com

Bridget's mod::Andy's theme

 

Stereo Off at Bar Matchless 20140621
Thanks to all who came out for Stereo Off at Bar Matchless! xoxox <3 xoxox

Stereo Off at Bar Matchless 20140621

Thanks to all who came out for Stereo Off at Bar Matchless! xoxox <3 xoxox

STEREO OFF @ BAR MATCHLESS [BK] :: SAT JUN 21 :: DOORS 7:30

STEREO OFF @ BAR MATCHLESS [BK] :: SAT JUN 21 :: DOORS 7:30

Solo Vla

This Sunday, May 11 @ 1pm I will be giving a recital at the 92nd Street Y! The event is free of charge and open to the public. Details below… Bring your mom! Then take her to tea at Le Pain Quotidien down the street. She’ll be proud you turned out all cultured and whatnot.

92Y School of Music Faculty Concert Series

SUN, MAY 11, 1:00PM

Bridget Fitzgerald, viola
Tania Tachkova, piano

Weill Art Gallery at the 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Av @ 92nd St [map]

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
Prélude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrée I & II
Gigue

Franz Schubert

Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Allegretto

Dmitry Shostakovich

Sonata for Viola & Piano in C major, Op. 147
Moderato
Allegretto
Adagio

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Bridget Fitzgerald, viola, is a freelance soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher based in Brooklyn. She regularly performs on viola and synthesizers with her bands, Discovery [bit.ly/thisisdiscovery] and Stereo Off [stereo-off.com]. Playing anything from classical to rock to experimental she has appeared with groups including Ensemble Sospeso, Absolute Ensemble, Studio for New Music, ACME, New Juilliard Ensemble, SONYC and Nina Nastasia. Bridget collaborated on production of and performed the independent film score for Hansel and Gretel (Palehorse Productions), composed and also performed by her brother, violist Dylan Willemsa; recorded on Matador Records for electronica group Matmos, and was a featured soloist at the Why Note! Festival in Dijon, France for the French/NYC premiere of Joji Yuasa’s Viola Locus. She has participated numerous times in the Lincoln Center Festival, MoMA’s Summergarden Series and Juilliard’s FOCUS! Festival. At the 92nd Street Y Bridget appears on pianist Orli Shaham’s interactive concert series for children, Baby Got Bach [babygotbach.org]. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, and has been teaching viola and violin at 92Y School of Music since 2007.

Bridget recently released two EPs: Look At You! with Discovery, and NY EP 5 Songs with Stereo Off.

For more information on Bridget’s projects and performances please visit bridgetink.com

Pianist Tania Tachkova has been praised by critics for performances that are “white-hot” and “very impressive.” She has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe at venues such as the Wiener Saal at Mozarteum (Austria), Centro de Bellas Artes and Museo del Arte (Puerto Rico), Harris Hall (Aspen), Sarasota Opera House (Sarasota), the National Palace of Culture and the Great Bulgaria Hall (Bulgaria). She has been featured as a soloist with the Orchestra of the State Academy of Music (Sofia), Shoumen Philharmonic, Razgrad Philharmonic, and the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast on radio and television, including WQXR, WITF, and Bulgarian National Television. Her CD “Song to My Love” with bassoonist Maria Wildhaber was released on MSR records and was critically acclaimed as “fantastic release” and “highly recommended”. Their second CD will be released in the summer of 2014 and will include rarely recorded works for bassoon and piano by eastern european composers. Ms. Tachkova earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance from Stony Brook University.

Currently, she is on the piano faculty at the 92nd Street Y School of Music.

Shows Shows Shows

Upcoming shows for Discovery, Bridget on solo viola (classical), and Stereo Off!

10PM SAT MAY 5 :: Discovery @ 1 Knickerbocker [1 Knickerbocker Av, BK]
Release party for Discovery’s new EP, Look At You!

1PM SUN MAY 11 :: Bridget Fitzgerald, viola : Faculty Concert @ 92nd Street Y [1395 Lexington Av @ 92nd St, NYC]
92Y School of Music Faculty Concert Series - Bridget Fitzgerald, viola with Tania Tachkova, piano. Works by Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich. 1pm Sunday, May 11. Free of charge and open to the public!

8PM SAT JUN 21 :: Stereo Off @ Bar Matchless [557 Manhattan Av, BK]
A few other shows are up in the air as of now, but definitely count on Stereo Off at Bar Matchless on Saturday, June 21!

Stereo Off: EP New York 5 Songs

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Stereo Off :: Photo by Deneka Peniston :: at Brian Morris Gallery, NYC

Busy times of late for Stereo Off - released our debut EP, lived through a photo shoot, and filmed our music video for Bullet Time. Preview a photo from the shoot above, and check out the EP below…

Stereo Off: EP New York 5 Songs
Preview at stereooff.com :: Purchase at Bandcamp | Amazon | CDBaby

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1. Photographs
2. Bullet Time
3. Effectual
4. The Thrill
5. MI6

Discovery EP Release Party for Look At You!

New EP out by Discovery: Look At You! Catch the new tunes live this Saturday, May 3 at 10pm, at 1 Knickerbocker in BK!

Release Party & Show: Saturday May 3 @ 10pm
1 Knickerbocker [1 Knickerbocker Av @ Johnson Av, BK]

Discovery: Look At You!
Purchase at iTunes | CD Baby

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1. Tearing My Hair Out
2. Evil Jitterbug
3. Manwell
4. Someone New
5. Feverish
6. Folk Funk

Upcoming Shows!

DISCOVERY :: THU 12.12 @ ROCK SHOP [BK]

THU 12.12 - 7:30pm
Also appearing: Billi Shakes, STROAMATA
The Rock Shop | 249 4th Ave BK | LiNK

STEREO OFF :: SAT 12.21 @ GLASSLANDS [BK]

SAT 12.21 - 8pm
Glasslands | 289 Kent Ave BK | LiNK

TONIGHT: Discovery @ Fat Baby

Catch Discovery at tonight’s edition of DanceStand @ Fat Baby [112 Rinvington St NYC]! Also appearing: Che, and Clementine & The Galaxy. Discovery drops at 10:30pm!