Emmanuel Ceysson

With his powerful and virtuosic playing, Emmanuel Ceysson pushes aside with force and prowess the clichés associated with his instrument. Possessed by communicative enthusiasm and boundless energy, he unveils from his fingers a blazing harp sound whose poetry is rivalled by its fire.

Successively harp soloist at the Paris Opera for nine years and then at the Metropolitan Opera in New York for five seasons, he has recently been unanimously selected to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel.

Born in France in 1984, he completed brilliant studies at the Paris Conservatory under the tutelage of Isabelle Moretti and, over the course of ten years, received the highest international prizes and distinctions open to his instrument: the Gold Medal and Interpretation Prize at the 2004 USA International Harp Competition, First Prize at the New York Young Concert Artists Auditions in 2006 and First Prize at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich in September 2009.

These distinctions opened a career lauded by the press, in recital at Carnegie Zankel Hall, Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Wiener Konzerthaus and Hyogo Concert Hall Japan, or as a soloist with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, RAI Torino and the Orchestre National de Lyon.

His diverse discography includes albums with Naxos, Naïve and Aparté, praised by the specialised press.

Finally, he fulfils his passion for teaching as a Visiting Professor at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, in addition to his professor position at the Mannes School of Music in New York.