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Quatuor Voce and Emmanuel Ceysson in Concert

French solist Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harp at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, will join Quatuor Voce for two unique concerts, at the Frick Collection (New York) on February 24 and at the Boca Raton Museum of Art on February 25.

About Emmanuel Ceysson

Chosen as the Principal Harp of the MET Opera Orchestra, he moved to New York in 2015 from Paris, leaving the Harpist chair of the Opéra National, that he had won aged 22. Born and raised in France, he was admitted unanimously as a student of the Paris Conservatoire when only 16, and then managed to collect 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. He leads a 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 international music festivals including the Cartagena Music Festival, the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, the Hong Kong Premiere Performance, the Caramoor summer season... As a recording artist, his 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, leads a pro-bono harp development program for Latin America in Colombia with the help of the Fundacion Victor Salvi, and teaches a harp studio at the Mannes School of Music .

About Quatuor Voce

Since its creation in 2004, the Quatuor Voce has been performing worldwide, alone or alongside artists as Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman, Nobuko Imai, Bertrand Chamayou, David Kadouch, Juliane Banse, to name but a few. The quartet received prizes from international competitions, including Geneva, Cremona, Vienna, Bordeaux, Graz, London and Reggio Emilia, and since then has been committed to perform the great repertoire for string quartet, seeking guidance from some of its leading exponents (the Ysaÿe Quartet, Günter Pichler, Eberhard Felz). The quartet recently toured international halls as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Barbican and Wigmore Hall (London), Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Megaron (Athens), Town Hall (Birmingham), Cité de la musique (Paris), Konserthuset (Stockholm), Festspielhaus (Baden Baden), La Fenice (Venice) and Teatro Colón (Bogotà). In 2018, they did a two-week Music Network Tour of Ireland. The have been invited to perform at the Philharmonie de Paris in the Biennale du Quatuor à Cordes in January 2018. Open to diverse art forms, and in particular contemporary music, the Voce regularly work closely on new commissions from living composers, including Bruno Mantovani, Gianvicenzo Cresta, Graziane Finzi, Alexandros Markeas, François Meïmoun, Zad Moultaka… They experiment with different forms of concert performance: they frequently give their voice to silent movies from W. F. Murnau to Buster Keaton and have shared their universe with such diverse personalities as the musicologist Bernard Fournier, the singer and guitarist -M-, the choreographer Thomas Lebrun, the composer and trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf and the Canadian neo-folk singer Kyrie Kristmanson, with whom they released the album ‘Modern Ruin’ in 2015. In 2017 the Quartet launched its very own season of concerts at the Cabaret Sauvage, a decidedly non-classical music venue in the heart of Paris’s Parc de la Villette.

Program at the Frick Collection:

Caplet, Conte fantastique after Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death
Dutilleux, Ainsi la nuit
Debussy, Danse sacrée et danse profane
Beethoven, String Quartet No.10, Op.74

Program at Boca Raton Museum of Art:

Beethoven, String Quartet No.10, Op.74
Caplet, Conte fantastique after Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death
Debussy, Danse sacrée et danse profane