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New signing on naïve, harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, 28, solo harp at the Opéra de Paris, is one of the leading specialists in the world today. With his powerful, virtuoso playing, the ‘enfant terrible’ of the harp sweeps away all the clichés associated with his instrument. His infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy reveal the harp in all its sparkling splendour, in a world where poetry vies with temperament Winner of the Young Concert Artists in 2006, he has started to build a solid reputation in America and in the main European cities, especially in Germany. This appealing programme presents a series of transcriptions from popular opera arias.
Since 2005 Emmanuel Ceysson has been a presence on the international musical scene at such venues as the Wigmore Hall, the Salle Gaveau, Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Berlin Philharmonie, where his appearances in recital, concerto repertoire and chamber music regularly win high praise from the press. In 2006 he joined the Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris as Principal Harp.
He was Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 2005 to 2009, has taught at the International Summer Academy in Nice since 2010, and gives regular masterclasses in France and during his foreign tours.
In 2010, Emmanuel Ceysson was nominated in the category ‘Solo Instrumental Discovery’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.
Elias Parish Alvars: Introduction and Variations on Bellini's Norma, Op. 36
Introduction and Variations on Bellini's Norma, Op. 36
Ekaterina Walter-Kuhne: Fantasy on themes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onguine
Fantasy on themes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Emmanuel Ceysson: Paraphrase on Bizet's Carmen
Paraphrase on Bizet's Carmen
Louis Spohr: Variations on the theme of Mehul's Je suis encore dans mon printemps, Op. 36
Variations on the theme of Mehul's Je suis encore dans mon printemps, Op. 36
Albert Heinrich Zabel: Fantasy on themes from Gounod's Faust, Op. 12
Fantasy on themes from Gounod's Faust, Op. 12
Jean-Michel Damase: Fantasy on themes from Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Fantasy on themes from Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Elias Parish Alvars: Grand Fantasia on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Op. 79
Grand Fantasia on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Op. 79
“His playing is immaculate, brilliant in its attack and subtle in its range of effect and colouring, with the translucent acoustic allowing his smallest gestures to make their mark.”
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