With his powerful, virtuoso playing, Emmanuel Ceysson sweeps away all the clichés associated with his instrument. His infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy reveals the harp in all its sparkling splendour, in a world where poetry rhymes with temperament.
CHOSEN amongst 70 others of his best peers in a totally blind and anonymous audition process, he will start as the new Los Angeles Philharmonic Harpist under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel in September 2020. This new exciting symphonic position comes after almost 15 years playing opera in the pit, as Principal Harp: first with the Opéra National de Paris, a job he won aged 22, and then for 5 full seasons with the legendary New York MET Opera Orchestra.
BORN and raised in France, he was admitted unanimously as a student of the prestigious Paris Conservatoire when only 16, and then managed to collect the highest international distinctions and prizes in the course of 10 years :
GOLD Medallist at the 2004 USA international Harp Competition, First Prize at the New York Young Concert Artists Auditions in 2006, and First Prize at the 2009 ARD competition in Munich;
thus securing a press acclaimed solo career, as RECITALIST in major concert venues like Carnegie Zankel Hall, Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Munich Gasteig, Wiener Konzerthaus, Hyogo concert hall,
and as SOLOIST WITH ORCHESTRAS such as Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, RAI Orchestra Torino, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Filarmonico de Bogota…
He also took part in important music FESTIVALS all over the planet including the Cartagena Music Festival, the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, the Hong Kong Premiere Performance, the Caramoor summer season…
As a RECORDING artist, his wide discography covers solo, chamber music and concerto harp repertoire with labels such as Naxos, BR klassik, Naïve, Aparte, and received praises from the specialized press.
Finally, he also invests lots of time TEACHING masterclasses worldwide, holds a Visiting Professor position for the next 3 years at the Helsinki Sibelius Academy, and teaches a harp studio at the Mannes School of Music.