Born in France in 1984, Ceysson studied classical harp at the Lyon Regional Conservatory and at the Paris Conservatory. Since 2005 he has performed in international venues such as: Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Carnegie Hall, Wiener Konzert Haus, and Berliner Philharmonie among others.
He won the Gold Medal and a special performance prize at the USA International Harp Competition (Bloomington) in 2004, First Prize and six special prizes at the New York Young Concert Artist Auditions in 2006, and First Prize at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich in September 2009. In 2010, Emmanuel Ceysson was nominated in the category ‘Solo Instrumental Discovery’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. In November 2011 he received a Prix d’Encouragement from the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’Institut de France (Simone Del Duca Foundation).
From 2006 to 2015 he played first harp for the Orchestra of the Paris National Opera. He is a regular guest at the Cartagena International Music Festival and he is the director of the Salvi Harp Lecture offered by Fundación Salvi. He is currently the principal harp player at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and he teaches at Manhattan School of Music.