Émilie Fend was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1995. After her DEM at the "Conservatoire de Strasbourg" and her licence in musicology at the "Université de Strasbourg", she obtained her Bachelor of Music with honors at the HfMT Köln in 2022, in the class of Professor Goran Krivokapic, with whom she began her Master of Music the same year.
Since the early years of her training, Émilie Fend has had the opportunity to perform solo and in ensemble in several prestigious venues in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, including the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden and the Historische Stadthalle in Wuppertal.
Participation in international competitions enables her to measure herself against the professional environment, resulting in first prizes at the "HASPA Guitar Cup" at the Hamburg Guitar Festival in 2022 and at the "NRW Gitarrenpreis - Stephen Goss" in 2023, as well as prizes at the Iserlohn Guitar Festival, the Nürtingen Guitar Festival and Harmonia Cordis in Romania, Certamen Llobet in Barcelona in the same year. The broadening of musical horizons is explored in workshops such as the Italian Guitar Campus, the Seicorde Academy and the Zbaszyn Guitar Worshop under the direction of Lukasz Kuropaczewski. She has also taken part in numerous master classes with internationally renowned guitarists.
Her latest activities include a solo concert with the string and chamber orchestra of the HfMT Cologne with Leo Brouwer's "Tres Danzas Concertantes" and Joaquín Rodrigo's "Concierto Madrigal", recitals in Italy and Spain at international guitar festivals (Festival de guitarra "Maestro Joaquín Rodrigo", "Valle d'Itria guitar festival"), as well as the world premiere of three original works for guitar and clarinet, commissioned by Emilie Fend and Andreas Hermanski, which led to a premiere concert at the internationally renowned Koblenz International Guitar Festival, and a recital at the"2nd Wuppertal International Guitar Festival". Activities for 2023 include a concert and masterclass at the Hamburg Guitar Days, as well as the publication of several recordings, including a chamber music CD with original works for guitar and clarinet, a solo CD for the Acoustic Music Records label, and participation in the accompanying CD for the Italian edition of the classical music magazine Suonare News.
Émilie plays Savarez strings.