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Young harpist up next in concert series

Jan. 14, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The Young Concert Artists Series at Western Michigan University continues with harpist Emmanuel Ceysson at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

All seating is general admission. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be purchased at the door or in advance through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or toll free at (800) 228-9858.

As the winner of the 2004 International Harp Competition, Ceysson has already established himself as one of the foremost harpists of his generation. He has appeared in solo recitals and festivals throughout Europe, including the World Harp Congress in Geneva; the Journees de la Harpe in Arles, France; and the 6th European Harp Symposium in Lyon, France. He has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre de Basse de Normandie and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Praised by the Indianapolis Star for his "poetic expressiveness," Ceysson won the 2006 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

A native of Oulins, France, Ceysson attended the Conservatoire National de Region in Lyon, France. He also studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, where he received first prize in harp and Premier Prix of Harmony for transcription and arrangement. His debut CD, "Divertissements a la Francaise," was released in 2005 on Egan Records.

The Young Concert Artists Series is sponsored by the Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute in collaboration with the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation. For two decades, the series has introduced the Kalamazoo community to young classical musicians on their way to achieving international prominence.

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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