A native of the Central California Coast, Bridget Hough is a versatile pianist known for her dynamic artistry and lyrical approach to the keyboard. Equally at home in solo, chamber and duo repertoire, she has played for music festivals in the United States and abroad, and is engaged regularly for recording projects, competitions, and performances.
In demand as a sensitive collaborator, Bridget has played for master classes conducted by Stephanie Blythe, Alan Smith, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Margo Garrett, Leonidas Kavakos, Roberto Diaz, and the St. Lawrence and Emerson String Quartets. She has been an invited pianist for several summer festivals, including SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, the Schubert-Institut in Austria where she worked with renowned pianists Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake and Roger Vignoles, and the prestigious Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar led by Stephanie Blythe and Alan Smith, where she was a fellow for two seasons. Most recently she has been concertizing regularly throughout Southern California with violinist Paul Stein, a 30-year member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Committed to new music, Bridget has performed and premiered works by many contemporary composers including Juliana Hall, Tom Cipullo, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, John Musto and Thea Musgrave, among others.
Bridget has a deep appreciation for academic institutions, especially the University of California System, having received her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her master’s and doctorate degrees in collaborative piano under the tutelage of Robert Koenig and Paul Berkowitz.