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Emmanuel Ceysson

harp, Ann Ronus Chair

About this Artist

Chosen amongst 70 of his best peers in a totally blind and anonymous audition process, Emmanuel Ceysson joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in September 2020. This exciting new position in a symphony orchestra comes after almost 15 years of playing Principal Harp in opera orchestras: first, with the Paris Opera, a job he won at the age of 22, and then with the Metropolitan Opera in New York for five full seasons.

Born and raised in France, Ceysson was admitted unanimously to the Paris Conservatoire when he was only 16 and, in the course of the next 10 years, he went on to collect the highest international distinctions and prizes, securing an acclaimed solo career, as a recitalist appearing in major concert venues including Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Munich’s Gasteig, Wiener Konzerthaus, and Hyogo Concert Hall, and as soloist with such orchestras as the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, RAI Orchestra Torino, Orchestre National de Lyon, and Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota.

As a recording artist, he has released a wide range of solo, chamber music, and concerto repertoire for the harp on such labels as Naxos, BR Klassik, Naïve, and Aparte—a discography which has earned him acclaim from the specialized press.

Ceysson invests much time to give master classes worldwide, holds a Visiting Professor position at the Helsinki Sibelius Academy for the next three years, and teaches a harp studio at the Mannes School of Music.