Émilie Fend was born in 1995 in Strasbourg, France. After obtaining her DEM at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg and her Bachelor of Musicology at the University of Strasbourg, she obtained her Bachelor of Music with honours in 2022 at the HfMT in Cologne, in the class of Professor Goran Krivokapic, with whom she began her Master of Music in the same year, as well as a second Master für Musik und Kreativität at the WWU in Münster in the class of Marcin Dylla in parallel.
During her early years of musical studies, Emilie Fend had the opportunity to perform as a soloist and in an ensemble in several renowned venues in France and Germany, such as the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the MAC Bischwiller or the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal.

Her participation in international competitions has allowed her to test herself in the professional arena, winning first prize in the HASPA Guitar Cup at the Hamburg Guitar Festival in 2022 and the NRW Gitarrenpreis - Stephen Goss in 2023, as well as a place in the finals of the 2023 Dutch Guitar Foundation competition. The broadening of musical horizons will be explored at courses such as the Italian Guitar Campus, the Seicorde Academy, and the Zbaszyn Guitar Worshop under the tutelage of Lukasz Kuropaczewski. In addition to this, he has taken numerous master classes with internationally renowned guitarists on various occasions.
Her latest activities include a concert as a soloist with the string orchestra HfMT Cologne, performing Leo Brouwer's "Tres Danzas Concertantes", as well as the world premiere of three original works for guitar and clarinet, commissioned by Emilie Fend and her duet partner Andreas Hermanski, which culminated in a premiere concert at the internationally renowned "Koblenz International Guitar Festival" and a recital at the "2nd. International Guitar Festival Wuppertal". Activities in 2023 will include a concert and masterclass at the Hamburger Gitarrentage, Joaquin Rodrigo's double concierto Madrigal with the symphony orchestra of the HfMT Köln, as well as the release of several recordings, including a chamber music CD of original works for guitar and clarinet, a contribution to the Italian classical guitar and music magazine Seicorde in the autumn of 2023, and a solo CD for the "Acoustic Music Records" label.
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