|Emmanuel CEYSSON - Harp|
“Mr Ceysson is one of those rare beings who has a pure and direct connection to music and is able to transmit it to his audience with consummate skill and grace.” NY Concert Review.
At the age of 25, Emmanuel Ceysson is the first ever harpist to have won three of the most important international competitions open to his instrument, including recently being awarded First Prize at the prestigious ARD International Music Competition, which took place in Munich in September 2009. In 2006, he had already been honoured with one First Prize and six Special Prizes at the Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions in New York. He won the Gold Medal at the 6th USA International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Indiana in 2004, as well as a Special Prize for the best interpretation of Debussy's "Danses Sacrée et Profane".
After studying at the CNR national conservatory in Lyon (France), he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), where he studied with Isabelle Moretti. He graduated in 2005, receiving a diploma with High Honours (DFS), as well as a First Prize in harmony.
In his current post of Principal Solo Harpist for the Paris Opera Orchestra, he has the opportunity to develop a varied repertoire, in association with musicians of the highest quality, under the direction of the finest conductors, such as Georges Prêtre, Valery Gergiev and Hartmut Haenchen.
Ceysson has also been pursuing an international career as a soloist since 2005, with recitals and chamber music performances on the most renowned stages, including the Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and the Prinzregententheater. He has made concerto appearances with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Bogota Symphony Orchestra, with conductors such as Lawrence Renes, John Fiore and David Cho. At Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, in April 2009, he interpreted Reinhold Glière's concerto Op. 74, accompanied by the Orchestra of St Luke’s and conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero. Keen to be involved with his instrument's contemporary repertory, he participated in the November 2008 concert series "The Louvre invites Pierre Boulez", interpreting works by Saarahiao and Takemitsu as part of a trio. Regularly invited to numerous festivals, including Auvers-sur-Oise, Epau and Gargilesse (France) and Cartagena (Colombia), he performs chamber music with quartets such as Parisii, Saint-Laurent and Rodin, violonist Anne Akiko Meyers and flutists Philippe Bernold, Paula Robison and Marya Martin. With a passion for French music, he often tours, sharing the stage with his colleagues from the Opera: Laurent Verney (viola), Fréderic Chatoux (flute) and Alexis Descharmes (cello).
After performing at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad (Switzerland), he was asked to make a recording of concertos with Xavier de Maistre, Solo Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic. Released by Clavès in 2006, the disk has been acclaimed by the specialised press. Designated "Artiste Déclic" in that same year by the French creative arts agency AFAA (now Culturesfrance), he was the subject of a documentary portrait, as well as a series of five musical sequences, on Mezzo, the classical and jazz music channel.
«Visiting Professor» at London's Royal Academy of Music, he has regularly given Master Classes there for three years. With a desire to transmit his passion for classical music and attract new listeners to it, he participated in 2009 in the special "Dix mois d’école et d’opéra" educational programme, where he encouraged young students to discover his profession and his instrument. In addition, he volunteers his time to provide two weeks of Master Classes annually in Colombia with the support of the French Embassy and the Victor Salvi Foundation.
His latest disk, dedicated to the great names in opera and ballet, is entitled "Insolite - l’opéra en duo". Recorded with Laurent Verney on viola, it was released in October. In late 2009, he will interpret Mozart's Concerto for flute and harp with Philippe Bernold and the Auvergne Orchestra. In 2010, he will participate in the 10th annual Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, and the 30th edition of the Auvers International Festival of Music.
|will teach at Académie Internationale d'été de Nice : from 7/21/2015 to 7/27/2015|
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