Bridget Fitzgerald is a freelance soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher based in New York City. Playing anything from classical to rock to experimental she has performed with groups including Ensemble Sospeso, Absolute Ensemble, Studio for New Music, ACME, New Juilliard Ensemble, SONYC and the band 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 Fitzgerald; 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. Some of her favorite NYC performance venues are Carnegie Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Knitting Factory, Miller Theater, MoMA, American Irish Historical Society and the the Guggenheim Museum.
When not sawing away on her viola Bridget enjoys cooking, coding, devouring literature and playing video games. She is also a visual artist, specializing in abstract pen and ink drawings and web design.
Bridget completed her Bachelor's and Master's of Music degrees in Viola Performance at The Juilliard School under the instruction of Toby Appel and Karen Tuttle.