The UGA Performing Arts Center presents award-winning harpist Emmanuel Ceysson (above) Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. Tickets are $18 with half-price discounts for UGA students with valid ID.
A native of Oulins, France, Ceysson studied at the Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon and received a Diplome de Formation Supérieure (First Prize in Harp) from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In 2004, he won the Gold Medal at the 2004 USA International Harp Competition, and in 2006, he won First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
In 2005, Ceysson made his London debut at Wigmore Hall as part of a tour of the United Kingdom, which also included a live performance on BBC Radio 3, and that same year he made his Paris debut at the Salle Gaveau. He has appeared in recital and at festivals throughout Europe, including the World Harp Congress in Geneva (2002), the Journées de la Harpe in Arles (2000, 2002 and 2003), and the Sixth European Harp Symposium in Lyon (2004). He has performed as soloist with l’Orchestre de Basse-Normandie and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He frequently performs with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and he serves as principal harp of the Paris Opera Orchestra.
The Performing Arts Center is sponsoring an educational residency with Ceysson, taking him to elementary and high schools in Clarke, Barrow and Madison counties.
Ceysson’s Jan. 11 recital will be recorded for national radio broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.